As MONARO MALL was serving its first customers, another "Sydneyside" shopping centre was nearing completion. WARRINGAH ["wear-EENG-guh"] MALL started trading to the public April 4, 1963.

Developed by Sydney's Hammerson Group, WARRINGAH MALL encompassed 290,000 lettable square feet. It opened as Australia's second-largest shopping precinct (Greater Melbourne's CHADSTONE CENTRE being the largest). 



The original WARRINGAH MALL housed fifty shops and services. Located 7 miles north of the Sydney CDB, the open-air complex cost 6 million dollars to construct. Today, it has fully-enclosed and open-air components and envelops 1,356,000 lettable square feet and over three hundred shops and services. Australia's Westfield conglomerate established a 25 percent ownership share in March 2003. This was increased to 50 percent in October 2012...with the name of the centre being changed to WESTFIELD WARRINGAH. 
Rendering from The Hammerson Group
Photo from State Library of New South Wales