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The Eastern Suburbs Line offer frequent services to Bondi Junction station which is a short walk from the centre.
It is served by State Transit. The majority of its bus services are located at the Bondi Junction station bus interchange as well as on Oxford Street outside the centre. The oldest of these was a Grace Bros. In the early s the store's striking Modernist exterior was documented by prominent Sydney photographer Max Dupain.
Grace Bros dominated shopping in the region until Bondi Junction Plaza was completed in In the early s, a shopping centre known as The Carousel was opened. This three-level centre featured a Safeway supermarket later Woolworthsaround 50 stores and notably for the time, a food court. The centre was characterised by a large carousel in the middle atrium of the ground floor which gave the centre its name.
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This shopping centre, called Bondi Junction Plaza opened in and included a David Jones department store. Inthe first of two commercial office towers "Plaza Tower I" was opened above the site. The second "Plaza Tower II"larger tower, opened in Both these towers are over 80 m in height.
The construction of the shopping centre was a watershed, as Australia had no other commercial shopping projects of such scale during the s. The Public Transport Commission originally intended to construct a shopping complex around Bondi Junction railway station and link this to the Bondi Junction Plaza development by means of a tunnel. The tunnel was opposed by the local Chamber of Commerce and subsequently dropped together with the entire commercial development in when the railway was reassessed in a cost-cutting exercise.
They began planning a redevelopment of the shopping centre and the Grace Brothers site opposite.
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The first Development Application was lodged with the two councils in due to the site being located on the border of Waverley and Woollahra councils. The councils were unable to reach a t conclusion between themselves and Westfield on the development.
While they agreed in principle to the development, they variously objected to the scale of the project. In the Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning, Craig Knowlesapproved the initial concept for a redeveloped shopping centre which was then dragged on into before the NSW government assumed planning control of the project.
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It was subsequently approved with minor modification. Westfield did not begin development immediately, in view of the then imminent Olympics. In Westfield bought AMP's remaining stake in Bondi Junction Plaza and also purchased the adjacent Carousel centre which by the late s, had already been linked in with the Plaza shopping centre, by a series of internal walkways.
Plans were amended to incorporate this centre in the redevelopment, further delaying the project. Following the purchase of the Carousel Centre ina new expanded scheme was submitted for approval.
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The scale of the development was the main reason for the delayed approval process. This redevelopment known as the 'black label' included the demolition of the existing Grace Brothers store and redevelopment of Carousel and Bondi Juncton Plaza. Both Grace Bros and Woolworths have closed in preparation for this development whilst David Jones have continued to trade whilst undergoing a facelift which included its CBD version of its food hall which is the first to be established in a suburban store. This development included two levels of shops underground reaching 25 metres below as well as three levels of shops and four levels of parking above ground on both sides of Oxford Street.
A metre tunnel and a metre wide 2 storey pedestrian bridge over Oxford Street were also included. The development also included a two food courts one on level 3 known as the 'Terrace Food Court' and the other food court on level 5 with a balcony overlooking the CBD and Eastern Suburbs. The redevelopment opened in stages from November to August and the centre was subsequently renamed Westfield Bondi Junction.
This development has made Westfield Bondi Junction become one of the largest shopping complexes in the Sydney metropolitan area. Westfield Bondi Junction has been blamed for the downturn in trade in surrounding shopping hubs. The nearby Oxford Streetin Paddington and Darlinghurst is one example. In Julyas part of a restructure of the Westfield Group, it came under the control of the Scentre Group.
In recent years Westfield Bondi Junction has seen the opening of many new international fashion retailers. Spanish retailer Zara opened on 13 September on the space vacated by Borders. Shopping mall in New South Wales, Australia.
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