Q: Does the construction on site mean that the redevelopment of Karingal Hub has commenced?
A: Construction has commenced on the $160million redevelopment of Karingal Hub. The dramatic new look for the centre will reimagine it as a complete and convenient shopping destination for the local community, including new leisure, entertainment and shopping experiences within an architecturally-designed centre.
Q: Will the centre remain open during the redevelopment?
A: Karingal Hub will continue to be open for business during the redevelopment. Construction works will be staged over 18 months, with some stores closing and new sections opening progressively throughout this period. There will be centre signage communicating changes throughout along with regular updates via our website and Facebook page.
Q: Will the car parking remain free?
A: Free parking is our promise and we will be adding an additional 550 free undercover and open carparking spaces.
Q: Will you be offering any facilities or improving commuting convenience for cyclists?
A: We are excited to announce that we will be including brand new End of Trip facilities for our cycling community which will have convenient connectivity to the EastLink Trail to make your cycling commute easier. We will continue to keep you updated on additional cycling facilities during the course of the redevelopment.
Q: I heard there is an Aldi and Coles confirmed to open at Karingal Hub. When?
A: Coles and Aldi will join a fully refurbished Woolworths in a one-stop market style fresh food precinct.
Q: Will Kmart join the centre?
A: Karingal Hub is the proud home of the only Big W store on the Peninsula. At this stage there are no plans to add a Kmart to the centre. We look forward to unveiling the complete vision for the centre, including exciting new retailers throughout 2020.
Q: What parking considerations have been made for disabled, parents with prams and elderly customers?
A: Karingal Hub will continue to ensure disabled parking bays are available at existing and newly created entrances, as well as designating parking for the elderly and parents with prams.
Q: How wide will the new car parking spaces be?
A: All parking bays at Karingal Hub are designed to Australian standards. We will continue to apply these guidelines to ensure new car parks will meet minimum requirements or wider moving forward.
Q: Why have a number of Food Court retailers closed?
A: Part of the centre’s current food court is due to cease operations for several months from late February 2020, before a brand-new food court opens later this year. We look forward to sharing further details on our new food court soon!