Stanhope Village gets more eating areas

STANHOPE Gardens customers will soon have more places to eat under the stars.

Mirvac investment and development manager Robert Beck said the next phase of Stanhope Village would include a new indoor and alfresco dining area facing on to Sentry Drive, with additional food outlets that will be open into the evening.

A new air-conditioned customer walkway would also be created between the two existing malls.

"Our objective is to create more of a village ambience around fresh food, cafes and services, in line with customer feedback," Mr Beck said.

New toilets and a new parents' room, designed to achieve a 5-star Australian Breast Feeding Association rating, would also be built and the outdoor children's play area relocated and improved.

"This builds on the success of the stage 3 development [which opened in August 2013] and represents an additional investment of $18.7 million by Mirvac," Mr Beck said.

Work is due to start late this month.

About 70 jobs will be created during the construction phase and about 50 full-time retail jobs created by the project's end in late March 2015. The centre will trade as usual during construction.

■ Which restaurants would you like to see open in the new alfresco dining area?

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