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Event Cinemas, Target and Coles boost for Orion Springfield

SHOPPING MECCA: Ipswich Councillor David Morrison and Orion centre manager Melanie Hodge announce anchor retailers for the new Orion development.
SHOPPING MECCA: Ipswich Councillor David Morrison and Orion centre manager Melanie Hodge announce anchor retailers for the new Orion development. Steve Ryan

EVENT Cinemas, Target and Coles will be the foundation stores of Orion Springfield Central's $150 million expansion.

Along with 80 other retail stores, the three chains are expected to open their doors at the shopping centre late next year.

The announcement follows Ipswich City Council approval of the next stage of the Mirvac-owned centre expected to begin in March.

The Orion Events Cinema complex will be the largest in the region with nine screens including two Gold Class cinemas and two VMax cinemas. Similarly the Coles store is expected to be one of the chain's latest large-format stores as well the Target outlet.

Mirvac's retail general manager Susan MacDonald said the new development was part of long-term master plans for the centre.

"We are delighted to announce that Event Cinemas, Target and Coles and around 80 additional retail stores will be joining Orion Springfield Central," she said.

"The development represents an investment of $154.3m and will increase the centre's entertainment and retail offer in response to customer feedback and population growth in the Greater Springfield region and trade area.

"We are committed to providing the best retail, entertainment and food offer to meet the needs of our customers, as well as strengthening the centre's position as a key community hub with enhanced facilities for the Springfield community."

The expansion will include about 80 specialty stores including fashion, cafes and restaurants, as well as community services and conveniences. An extra 1200 car parks will be provided and the development is expected to create about 440 construction-related jobs and more than 700 retail jobs.

Ipswich Councillor David Morrison said the announcement showed the strength of the Ipswich economy.

"It brings investment and more jobs to our regions, as well as much-needed services and facilities," he said.

"The local community supports the new cinema development and greater retail choice."

Topics:  coles event cinemas orion springfield target



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