Update January 2020
We’ve let the new centre manager Stan Crinis settle in, so let’s get to know him a little better! Plus get the scoop on the redevelopment.
Q. Give us a brief background on your previous experience?
A. I first commenced in the industry in 1981 at Knox City in the days when there were just rolling hills around the Centre! Since then I have managed numerous Centres through major redevelopments including Westfield Doncaster, Southland and Miranda in Sydney. I also spent a number of years with Westfield in various leasing roles. More recently Centre redevelopments of Greensborough and Forest Hill Chase were my responsibility.
Q. What do you enjoy most about your work?
A. Retailing is such a dynamic industry and there is never a boring day. I really enjoy interacting with all of our stakeholders from customers to retailers, suppliers, council, local businesses and community organisations.
Q. What are you most looking forward to in your role as Centre Manager?
A. Guiding the shopping centre through the exciting redevelopment process. Leading the team through the project and drawing on lessons learned from the many developments I have been lucky enough to be involved in over the years. Getting to know the locals better!
Q. Do you have any exciting updates to share?
A. I’m thrilled to announce Stage 1 of the redevelopment will start in February 2020! This will include construction to create the space for our second full line supermarket (retailer announced shortly). Australia Post and healthSAVE Pharmacy will be the first relocating into their brand new stores in mid January and our first stage will also include all new amenities and state of the art Parents Room.
We will also be welcoming a fabulous selection of new fresh food retailers in stage 1 of our development planned to open by the end of this year. Full details of our new retailers and specialty stores will be announced shortly – watch this space!
It’s all very exciting! Over the next 18 months to two years virtually every part of the Centre will be touched by the redevelopment, including malls and car park areas.
Q. What is your idea of a perfect day out?
A. I’m a mad gardener, so pottering around in my garden is a great way to spend the day. The big part of my life is spending time with my grandchildren as they help keep me feeling young at heart!