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(Sydney, Australia) Saturday 24 November 2018 – Federal Member for Reid The Hon. Craig Laundy MP, Lord Mayor of Parramatta Andrew Wilson and Managing Director of Billbergia Group, Mr John Kinsella AM, officially opened Marina Square Shopping Centre today to an enthusiastic local community.

Marina Square contains a 4200 square metre Coles Supermarket, 45 specialty stores including 15 restaurants and community services.

Rick Graf of Billbergia said that the centre has been designed and developed with the needs of the both local and broader community in mind.

“Residents have told us that shopping and dining options are critical components in building a sustainable residential community in Wentworth Point and surrounds”, he said.

Property group Billbergia, have developed the two level shopping centre at the base of their 800 apartment development.

In addtion to the Coles supermarket, the centre boasts a medical hub, large asian grocer and a variety of convenience retail stores, restaurants and quick food options including Australia’s 100th Chatime store.

As the first integrated shopping centre in the region of Sydney Olympic Park and the newest of Sydney’s new class of super neighbourhood centres, Marina Square will service the current 14,000 Wentworth Point population – with 10,000 of these residents now living within just 200 metres of the centre.

The total Wentworth Point population is expected to reach 25,000 by 2030.

The centre will also provide for the surrounding communities of Newington and Rhodes.

“We are excited by the development of Wentworth Point’s newest community meeting, shopping and dining precinct, said Mr Graf.

And with over 18,000 visitors to our opening day, we are confident in the centre’s ability to meet both the expectations of the locals as well as our own market objectives”, he said.

Billbergia Group has made a strong entry into the retail property market with Marina Square and is also currently constructing the nearby Rhodes Central shopping centre, which is due to open in 2020. Rhodes Central will again be a social infrastructure led shopping centre of similar size to Marina Square.

Said Mr Graf: “Billbergia’s philosophy of creating communities means that the core principle of our projects will continue to be Work, Live and Play. We are excited to see Marina Square so readily embraced by the locals”.

One of the highlights of the centre opening is a community art space to celebrate the talents and culture of the local population.

To create a community we need to involve the people who live at Wentworth Point.

Rick Graf said, we’ve always known there’s a strong artistic talent within the local community and the Marina Square art space is a great way to acknowledge that.

“10% of the proceeds of all work sold is going to the local public school P&C to help give back to the community”, Mr Graf said.

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Billbergia : Rick Graf 0418 727 282