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Wollongong Central, Wollongong

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Wollongong Central is a major shopping centre in the Illawarra region, located in the CBD of Wollongong, New South Wales approximately 90 kilometres south of Sydney. It is operated and managed by Australian property investment company, General Property Trust (GPT). It is of local importance and is used by much of the Illawarra community as a social and shopping centre. It is situated in the western half of the Crown Street Mall.Centre InformationWhilst Wollongong Central today is one complete shopping centre, it was originally two separate and distinct shopping centres. Crown Central shopping centre was constructed and opened in 1975 by the Abbey Capital Property Group on the northern side of Crown Street, taking the majority of the Crown Street frontage between Keira Street and Church Street. In 1986, a joint venture between Wollongong City Council and Kern Corporation developed the Crown Gateway shopping centre on the site of the former Coles Building on the southern side of Crown Street, extending through to Burelli Street.In the late 1990s, Crown Central was purchased by the GPT Group, and a short period later, GPT acquired Crown Gateway from Wollongong City Council. GPT then developed a pedestrian bridge to join the two centres, and re-branded the combined complex as Wollongong Central.The centre currently features part of a David Jones department store, a Myer department store over three levels, and approximately 140 stores in the centre itself. In addition, there are also around 300 other retail outlets in the adjacent Crown Street Mall, which Wollongong Central is part of.
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  • Wool long-ball University Admissions/student exchange policy because of various nationalities students where you can see a lot of. Like Sydney too troublesome where there is everything to be neatly without it! City buses are free please!
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  • Parking is either (free) miles away or expensive (walking distance to the shops)Ordinary shops very boring location, hard to navigate, Target store is tiny with very limited stock. Personally I would ...  more »
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  • The new addition to the mall adds a lot of style but not much in the way of great shopping. The dining options are getting better all the time and I am really looming forward to the new and improved David Jones. Friday markets and the redesigned pedestrian outdoor mall is really quite nice. I have changed my preferred local shopping destination from Shellharbour to Wollongong.
  • Okay but needs a lot more variety with stores. Don't like layout of newest section at all. Should have had escalators at both ends.
  • Nice and modern in woollongong, a bit small mall but you should find most of the things you need, also alot of coffee shops around
  • Small but great shopping mall. Nice shops and food court. Some live performances on street os also a good thing.
  • Good place for shopping and alot of places to eat just near buy

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