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Wollongong Central, Wollongong

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
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3.6/5 based on 20 reviews on the web
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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  • I think that this shopping complex is a real draw card for Wollongong. The many and varied shops and eateries make it an enjoyable and vibrant place. The food court is amazing with lots of healthy cho...  read more »
  • Recently in Wollongong for a funeral, staying at Best Western-W'gong Golf Club (fab). Walked from lower Crown St into mall to have breakfast. What an absolute wasteland! 8am & only a few cafes open in...  read more »
  • If you are driving, forget it. Trying to find a park during office hours or on the weekend is a joke. The parking is terrible and if you have an aged person then you have no hope. Once you get there, ...  read more »
  • Biggest gripe? Paid just under $4 for parking for FORTY MINUTES - literally the only mall I've ever seen in all of NSW that charges for being there less than an hour or two. Talk about dissuading you from going to them.
  • It has most of shops. But the shops don't offer expensive brands like versachi or hugo boss clothes.
  • Nice mall. Free parking only if you spend $20 at Coles
  • Lots of places to shop and eat with a relaxed atmosphere. Rarely too busy but has a nice buzz
  • Great shopping centre in the heart of town. Good selection of stores, and the below ground arcade allows seamless shopping between the older and the new part of the complex.
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