Westfield Chermside Wins QLD Retail Property of the Year

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Westfield Chermside emerges victorious as it earns the 2018 Queensland Retail Property of the Year award.

The Property Council of Australia‘s Retail Property of the Year Awards recognise and publicly reward exceptional retail properties and precincts in Queensland.

Judges choose retail properties or precincts based on their scores in the design, marketing, presentation, and food retailing criteria. Those that are selected in more than one category vie for the title of Queensland Retail Property of the Year – the state’s most prestigious retail award.

Westfield Chermside’s Impressive Expansion

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For 2018, judges for the prestigious retail award were certainly impressed by Westfield Chermside’s second level expansion. Moreover, judges describe it as a compelling attraction that takes full advantage of Queensland’s sub-tropical climate, reflecting the highest standards of excellence in retail property.

Westfield Chermside is also lauded for its combination of beautiful design, excellent food and dining options, abundance of fashion retailers, and fantastic entertainment opportunities.

Apart from being Queensland’s Retail Property of the Year, Westfield Chermside also received the ‘Excellence in Food Retailing’ award.

Retail Property of the Year Awards 2018 Winners

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This year, the first ever Retail Innovation Award was given to Kawana Shoppingworld. The shopping precinct won the new category because of its cost-neutral, closed loop Organics Project. In fact, the project was able to recycle 71% of all waste on the site.

Excellence in Design

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The Excellence in Design Awards acknowledge retail properties and precincts that demonstrate outstanding and creative design, material selection, social interface, and innovation. Following is the list for this year’s winners:

  • Boutique Retail : Allgas Building – Munich Brauhaus, South Bank
  • Neighbourhood Centres : Parkside Plaza Mackay
  • Sub Regional Centres : Town Square Redbank Plains
  • Super/Major Regional Centres : Westfield Chermside

Excellence in Marketing

The Excellence in Marketing Awards recognise innovative events and campaigns that deliver outstanding results for the retail property or precinct as well as the community. Following is the list for this year’s winners:

  • Boutique Retail : Brisbane International Terminal – Lunar New Year
  • Neighbourhood Centres : Chatswood Central – $40K Giveaway
  • Sub Regional Centres : Kawana Shoppingworld – Meet Your Local
  • Regional Centres : Grand Plaza – Marsden State High Partnership
  • Judges’ Commendation : Toombul – Reinventing An Icon
  • Super/Major Regional Centres : Grand Central Shopping Centre – Spring Festival

Excellence in Presentation

Robina Town Centre’s new kids play space. Photo credit: Robina Town Centre/Facebook

The Excellence in Presentation Awards are presented to the property or precinct that shows an exceptional commitment to the highest standards of maintenance, cleaning, and customer experience. Following is the list for this year’s winners:

  • Boutique Retail : City Arcade and City Lane
  • Neighbourhood Centres : River Quay
  • Sub Regional Centres : Taigum Square
  • Regional Centres : Toowong Village
  • Super/Major Regional Centres : Robina Town Centre
  • Judges’ Commendation : Stockland Rockhampton

Excellence in Food Retailing

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The Excellence in Food Retailing Awards acknowledge food retail properties and precincts that have demonstrated outstanding design, tenant mix and innovation while exhibiting a return on investment for the retail property or precinct. Westfield Chermside is also named as this year’s winner. King Street, on the other hand, received the Judges’ Commendation.

Other winners for this year include:

Retail Property of the Year

  • Runner Up : King Street

Community Engagement Award

  • Grand Central Shopping Centre – Grand Central & TAFE Partnership