Progressing ever onward, Greater Sydney's first fully-enclosed shopping mall was officially dedicated March 21, 1964. MIRANDA FAIR, situated 12 miles southwest of the urban core, cost over 3 million dollars to build and had parking accommodations for 1,100 autos.
MIRANDA FAIR, Australia's second climate-controlled retail complex, consisted of three interconnected, hexagonally-shaped structures. It housed 240,000 lettable square feet. Originally anchored by a Farmer's department store, the center became Australia's first 2-anchor shopping complex, following the addition of a Grace Brothers location in August 1971. In the present-day, the oft-expanded retail complex -known as WESTFIELD MIRANDA- encompasses 1,191,500 lettable square feet.
Photos from State Library of New South Wales