The Australian retail industry continued to evolve throughout the mid-1960s. Sydney's Westfield Development Company, which was well on its way to being established as a major purveyor of shopping malls, inaugurated the first of many "Shoppingtown" centres in 1966.

BURWOOD WESTFIELD SHOPPINGTOWN, which first traded to the public on October 10, 1966, was located 5.4 miles west of central Sydney.



A circa-1966 aerial of the Harbour City's "incline mall". BURWOOD WESTFIELD SHOPPINGTOWN was built on a sloping site, which facilitated its rather unique design. Instead of elevators and escalators, its 2 concourses were connected via ramps and a set of escalators.
Photo from the Sydney Morning Herald