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by Cynthia Stan (write under Cyn) (subscribe)
Currently enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of Melbourne. My day job is admin extraordinaire, copy and content writer while studying psychology and dreaming of a job in PR. Currently broadening my horizons with Weekend Notes.
High fashion brands, quintessential Melbourne cuisine and state-of-the-art community facilities will feature at Ringwood as part of the new Eastland.

Eastland's new $665m expansion is set to open on the 29th of October and with completion of stage two by mid-2016.
The extensive renovations will bring a whole host of high fashion brands and excellent eateries to the suburb of Ringwood.

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The concept artwork for the new Eastland.

Acclaimed chefs George Calombaris and Frank Camorra will be launching new concepts Jimmy Grant's Deluxe and Pacos Tacos respectively along with Huxtaburger, Hunter & Barrel, The Cellar Door, Hunky Dory and Ang Ang by Chinta Ria Soul who will also be bringing their culinary talents to the new Eastland.

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George Calombaris and Frank Camorra are opening new restaurant concepts in the new Eastland.

High fashion brands including Scanlan Theodore, Marcs, Oroton, Gorman, Decjuba, Veronika Maine, Alannah Hill, Mimco, French Connection and Seed as well as major stores Uniqlo, David Jones, H&M and Harris Scarfe will also open within the new development.

For a full list of the amazing brands that you can find at Eastland soon check out the website:

REALM, the new library, Learning and Cultural Centre, will also be included in the Ringwood Square redevelopment and will house a cafe with a collection of magazines and newspapers. Some other improvements to Ringwood include the $66m renovation of Ringwood Station and Interchange. The upgrade to the station should be completed by early 2016 and includes changes to accessibility and shelter, expansion of the bus interchange, signalised pedestrian crossings, additional CCTV and new toilet and waiting facilities.

Recently opened is also Aquanation, the refurbished Ringwood pool. The $52.2m redevelopment includes the fantastic 66.5 metre 10 lane pool, warm water pool area with two spas, steam room and sauna, kids pool, diving facilities with dry diving to come and two excellent water slides for kids of all ages. Along with this, there is a large gym located inside the aquatic centre with Swim & Gym memberships available now.

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A current image of ongoing construction at Eastland.

For more information on the development of Eastland, you can find Eastland on Facebook, or visit the website: The new Eastland will be open on Thursday 29th of October for the first viewing. Aquanation is currently open and information can be found at:

All information was correct at the time of publishing. All images used with permission from PR Agency for Eastland: Klick Communications.
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When: The new Eastland will be open on Thursday 29th of October
Where: Maroondah Highway (exit off Springvale Road from the Eastern Freeway or take the Ringwood Bypass exit from Eastlink) Ringwood 3134
Your Comment
It will be worth seeing although I don;t live ithe area, I'll make the trip to have a look. I was there for a seminar a few weeks back and the construction was overwhelming.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6529) 1359 days ago
Yes, but there will be limited parking as the builders are taking it up now.
by lizo5 (score: 0|3) 1360 days ago
Dear Readers,

I understand a few of you may be concerned with limited parking available at Eastland tomorrow for the Grand Opening. I have been in contact with Eastland Centre Management and PR Agency Klick and have been informed that new carparks WILL be open in time for the opening tomorrow. I have also been told that they are working with the council to ensure that most of the current carparks are vacated by construction crews to ensure you find a space.

Thank you for reading the article and I hope you enjoyed it,
by Cynthia Stan (write under Cyn) (score: 1|32) 1359 days ago
I will go also but with kids and shopping in tow.....public transport will be hard. So will pay the $30 daily parking fee for the day. Like Doncaster....hard to find a park and when you do you get charged for the privilege
by lizo5 (score: 0|3) 1359 days ago
Do you have to pay for parking?
by aggi (score: 0|8) 1357 days ago
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