MarketPlace Leichhardt
MarketPlace Leichhardt
MarketPlace Leichhardt

Bridge Plaza Development

Updated January 2017

The 80 new car park spaces (some with shade sails) were officially opened by Santa Claus in December 2016, just in time for the busiest time of year. Also open before Christmas was the new car park entry and exit onto North Street. It is now possible to drive straight into the Bridge Plaza car park across the Perry/North St lights. 

Updated 2nd November 2016

Access to the centre via the southern entry is now re-open via a walkway opposite KFC.  The temporary car park near the Reject Shop remains open and customer service staff remain in place to assist shoppers. 

Updated 6th October 2016

The southern car park area has now been blocked off while upgrades take place, with a new temporary car park open near Clyde St and entry via the Western door near the Reject Shop.  Customer service staff are in place to assist shoppers.

  

Updated 7th September 2016

What's happening behind the hoarding?

The photo below shows construction work on the new car park, to create an additional 80 spaces for shoppers.  Also taking shape is the new walkway to Clyde St.

Udated 30th August 2016

  • Many of the internal works have been completed, included painting, new flooring, new lighting and new wall treatments
  • Signage on Clyde Street has been replaced with a fresh new look
  • The motel has been demolished and work on the new parking area has begun
  • Signage at the main entrance in the car park area is being replaced, with a a temporary door now in use from the car park
  • The laneway between North St and the car park entry will be closed from September 10 to allow for car park works to take place.  Pedestrians should use alternative routes to access the centre.
  • The image below is an artist's impression of the new walkway to Clyde St from the new car park area

 

Updated 17th May 2016

Work is currently underway in the internal mall areas of Bridge Plaza, with improvements to lighting, internal walls and flooring all taking place.  All stores at Bridge Plaza will remain open as usual while work takes place and the usual number of car spaces will be available. 

Frequent changes will be noted in the mall areas, as work is undertaken to lighting and flooring.

 

Plans Approved and Work to Commence in March 2016. 

Please see below for media release dated 11th January 2016

 

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Development Application lodged for Bridge Plaza upgrade

 

Sydney, 25 August 2015: Local Government Super (LGS), owners of the Batemans Bay shopping centre, Bridge Plaza, have lodged a Development Application with Eurobodalla Shire Council detailing expansion plans for the car park.

 

This marks an important step forward for Batemans Bay’s original shopping centre.

 

LGS has held pre-lodgment meetings with Council, outlining its plan to:

 

  • Increase parking at the centre by 80 spaces, including some spaces with shade sails
  • Create new access to the car park from North Street
  • Create new entrance statements
  • Activate the Clyde Street frontage by adding new retail spaces and public areas
  • Continue Council’s streetscape works in Clyde Street
  • Rejuvenate the landscaping along the Princes Highway
  • Install a rooftop solar generating plant

 

The cost of the works in relation to this development application will be around $4 million and they are scheduled to begin before the end of this year. 

 

LGS Chief Executive Officer, Peter Lambert, highlighted that the improvements represent a major investment in the Batemans Bay CBD and will improve amenity for the whole community.

 

“Local shoppers are aware of how quickly this carpark fills and know that it is about time we did something about it,” said Mr Lambert.

 

“The current site has only 200 spaces, augmented by a further 900 spaces at The Village Centre along with Council and street parking. We understand how important accessible car parking is to support shoppers in this key local business area and we’re keen to provide as many spaces as practically possible,” he said.

 

The 280 parking spaces will be free. There are no plans to charge a fee. 

 

“We will however maintain the existing three-hour Council limit, to provide continuing parking availability for shoppers,” said Mr Lambert.

 

Shoppers can also look forward to a refurbishment that will revitalise the Bridge Plaza’s popular mall areas and upgrade the Woolworths Supermarket.

 

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For more information please contact:

 

BlueChip Communication

Phone 02 9018 8600

 

Natasha Drilon

natasha@bluechipcommunication.com.au

 

 

NOTES TO THE EDITOR

 

About Local Government Super:

 

LGS manages around $9 billion in superannuation assets for around 90,000 members, including 60,000 employees working for local government or related employers throughout NSW and 30,000 former local government employees.

 

LGS has approximately $5 billion invested in responsible investment strategies across Australian shares, international shares, property, absolute return and private equity asset classes.