Get ready to shop 'til you drop

The Central Highlands Marketplace will open its doors on Thursday, March 15.
The Central Highlands Marketplace will open its doors on Thursday, March 15.

WOOLWORTHS Shopping Centres has confirmed the grand opening of the new Central Highlands Marketplace will be on Thursday, March 15.

The $56 million development commenced in March, 2011, and on completion is anticipated to be the premier shopping destination in the Central Highlands region with a total retail space of more than 18,000sq m.

The Central Highlands Marketplace will offer the region's first full line discount department store in Big W, along with a Woolworths supermarket, Dick Smith and more 25 specialty stores including Chemist Direct, a newsagency, Reid Liquor bottleshop, Goldmark Jewellers, EB Games, Cotton On, Spend-less Shoes, Industrie, and Homeart confirmed.

"We are excited to officially open the marketplace on Thursday, March 15," said centre management's Lynn-Maree Travers.

"The centre will provide a greater variety as an easy, convenient shopping destination for the people of the Central Highlands region."

Ms Travers said it would meet community expectations by providing a greater range of stores and improved retail amenities, while maintaining a design that complements the regional location.

Grand opening celebrations include appearances by children's characters, giveaways and the chance for shoppers to win WISH gift cards.

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