WestCity Waitakere, Auckland

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WestCity Waitakere is a major regional shopping centre located in Henderson, a suburb of the former Waitakere City, Auckland, New Zealand, 15.9km west of the Auckland CBD. It is immediately adjacent to Waitakere Mega Centre.
The centre has a current catchment area of 174,340 persons, and annual turnover at the centre for 2006 was $161.1 m NZD with 8.5 million visitors per year.
In February 2017, it was announced that owner Scentre Group had sold the mall to the family-owned Australian business Angaet Group for A$147 million.
The shopping centre had its origins in the 1960s, when the Henderson Borough Council established it, with the first stage opened in 1968, with a Woolworth's store as the main tenant. The second and third stages followed by 1970, and by 1974 the centre rivalled LynnMall in size. In 1997, St Lukes Group redeveloped the centre and renamed it WestCity Shopping Centre, a name Westfield kept (plus the standardised 'Westfield' prefix) after purchase of the property. In 2000, Westfield began a 16-month, $80 million redevelopment program. The result was the first "Street" entertainment and leisure precinct in New Zealand, launched at WestCity in July 2001.
In a 2008 rating of New Zealand shopping centres by a retail expert group, Westfield WestCity received three out of four stars based on the criteria of amount of shopping area, economic performance, amenity and appeal as well as future growth prospects. The centre was renamed WestCity Waitakere after its sale to Angaet Group in 2017.
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  • The mall isn't huge but it is fairly big. Multiple levels of shops including the Warehouse on the top floor at one end and the Cinemas near the other. They also have multiple entrances including ones....  more »
  • I liked it that I couild use a WestCity Waitakere mobility scooter and the staff were so very helpful.  more »
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  • Nice place to shop, good choice of eateries, Miller's for girl's clothing lines are very popular, especially when they have sale. Great value for money. Cinema and food court pretty good when with kids. Farmers has great weekend sale, good quality products at reasonable price. Recommended place for families. The only thing that is not so appealing is the great North side entrance with school kids and random people posing unsavoury atmosphere.
  • The mall isn't huge but it is fairly big. Multiple levels of shops including the Warehouse on the top floor at one end and the Cinemas near the other. They also have multiple entrances including ones on Great North Road. They do have a food court with a variety of different foods. The mall is quite nice and clean and not too difficult to get around. Large selection of shops including quite a few dollar stores (and a $2 or less store).
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