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Opinion: How shopping centres can transform the suburbs

a lady with a hat holding shopping bags
Owners of suburban shopping centres are ideally placed to re-invent themselves to incorporate residential, green and community spaces to remain sustainable and thriving developments well into the future. In May 1957, history was made in Australia when the first modern shopping centre was opened in the Brisbane suburb of Chermside, hailing a new era in the way we would shop forever. The Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) quotes a local newspaper at the time which described it as “an is