Shoppers at Orion Springfield Central will notice plenty of changes in the months ahead as a series of expansions take shape at the popular centre.
Some initial work started last week on Timezone, which will create a new entertainment precinct for the centre.
The work will be paused for the busy Christmas trading period before picking up pace again early in the New Year.
The new Timezone will include four lanes of tenpin bowling, a range of arcade games, bumper cars and a dedicated party room.
For those wanting something with a bit more adrenaline, there will also be a state-of-the-art laser tag arena.
The new 1,231 square metre store is being constructed near the Target loading dock in the southern car park of the centre and is expected to open mid-2020.
Other changes taking place at the centre include a refurbishment of Aldi, which will be completed this month, and a modern, new food court.
The food court will have an alfresco area, extra seating, new family-friendly pods, lounge seating and new furnishings.
The alfresco area will also provide pet friendly dining areas as an addition to the centre’s existing Sirius Dog Park and dog friendly Town Walk and Main St precincts.
Construction on the new food court is expected to start in the new year and be completed by Spring 2020.
Centre manager Greg Plawecki said it was important the centre grow with the community.
“Our centre reflects the lifestyle and needs of our community and as our region matures, it’s important that we continue to deliver vibrant entertainment, leisure and cultural experiences that offer a truly engaging environment for our guests,” he said.
“We’re their community town centre, in addition to their local shopping centre.
“Our customers enjoy great dining and entertainment experiences, and we’re very pleased to cater for our community and continue to add variety to their experience.”
These changes are just the latest for Orion Springfield Central which in recent months opened a three-storey adventure playground.