Developer Consolidated Properties has celebrated the official opening of its Casuarina Village Shopping Centre, which is now a full house after surf retail giant Rip Curl secured the final tenancy in the precinct.
Rip Curl has signed a lease for a 144sqm space and expects to open its doors as early as July.
Rip Curl adds to Casuarina Village's line up of specialty retailers, including a cafe/bakery, doctor’s surgery, hairdresser, bottle shop, butcher, chemist, travel agency, beautician, barber, pizza shop and real estate agency. A vet and sushi store are expected to open in the coming weeks.
The $25 million centre also includes a 2500sqm market-style Coles, which is the only full-line supermarket in the Salt Village/Casuarina residential and resort precinct.
Consolidated Properties Executive Chairman Don O'Rorke was joined by Tweed Deputy Mayor Gary Bagnall, Member for Tweed Geoff Provest and Member for Richmond Justine Elliot on a tour of Casuarina Village, which has already been branded a 'great success.'"Casuarina Village has had an extremely successful first few weeks of trade, vindicating our decision to create a dedicated retail hub for the Casuarina township," Mr O'Rorke said.
"The centre has created 100 ongoing jobs and is a fantastic asset for residents and the thousands of tourists who holiday at Casuarina and Salt Village each year and can now shop locally, providing an additional boost to the region's economy.
"Traders are reporting plenty of repeat business from locals who are staying loyal to their new neighbourhood centre, and we've had positive feedback from customers in regard to the centre's design and the mix of tenants."
Main Image at top. Geoff Provest, Justine Elliot, Don O'Rorke, Scott Hutchinson and Gary Bagnall at Casuarina Village opening.