Melbourne joined the push toward climate-controlled shopping hubs with the October 4, 1966 dedication of NORTHLAND CENTRE. Developed by the city's Myer Emporium, it encompassed over 60 stores and services.

Melburnians were introduced to air-conditioned shopping with the dedication of NORTHLAND CENTRE. The first of Melbourne's 3 directionally-designated malls, it was followed by EASTLAND CENTRE (in October 1967) and SOUTHLAND CENTRE (in September 1968). The Myer concern planned for a WESTLAND mall in 1973, but it was never built.
Rendering from The Myer Emporium