The Marketplace at Watergardens (artist


An evolving town centre

Watergardens is the focal point for the Taylors Lakes community, with around 10.8 million visits per year and more than 5000 commuters passing through our dedicated train station each weekday.

The population of the main trade area is expected to double by 2026, with some 80 per cent of the current population registered as home owners, 63 per cent families with children, and around half speaking a language other than English at home.

This community is largely made up of families with Australian, southern European, south-east Asian and African heritage based in larger households than the Melbourne average. A youthful mix of Gen X and Y skews the average age of the Watergardens shopper to 34.3, around two years younger than the Melbourne median.

Occupying the central portion of a site equivalent in size to one third of the Melbourne CBD, Watergardens is ideally positioned to evolve into a major civic and commercial hub for the western suburbs over the coming decades.

> Read more about our vision for Watergardens in The Paper.

Watergardens Town Centre community space
Open air spaces for coming together
Watergardens Town Centre light filled interior
Light filled interiors
Watergardens Town Centre external water feature
The large water feature

In development: The Marketplace

The first stage of our proposed multi-year transformation of the visitor experience will see a contemporary marketplace created at Watergardens— a place where food spans cultures and generations, mirroring the diversity of our community.

This uniquely blended shopping and tasting destination is inspired by the adventurous, progress-seeking people of Melbourne's north-west and how they like to work, live and come together.

Due to open mid-2020, this dynamic market-style environment unites providores, growers, makers and hawker-style vendors beneath an indoor-outdoor trellis canopy as well as introducing a second major supermarket.

The best of fresh
Bathed in natural light yet protected from the elements, this architecturally designed space introduces our community to the joys of produce that evolves with the seasons through purveyors of the finest meats, seafood, fruit and vegetables.

Local expertise, global flavour
Taking inspiration from the world’s iconic hawker markets, our marketplace gives diners the opportunity to enjoy an array of flavourful street foods under one roof. It also connects them with artisans honouring tradition through specialty products such as single-origin coffee, craft beer and European desserts.

A community meeting place
The Marketplace benefits from access to abundant car parking, a mixture of indoor and outdoor seating, a children’s play area and plentiful green space, with collective wellbeing and community cohesion at its heart. A program of events centred around food as one of life’s purest pleasures will keep the environment buzzing with life day and night.

> View The Marketplace floorplans [pdf, 173KB].

The Marketplace street view
The Marketplace street view
The Marketplace interior 1
The Marketplace interior 1
The Marketplace walkway
The Marketplace walkway
The Marketplace interior 2
The Marketplace interior 2
The Marketplace kiosks
Key stats and figures
$2bn annual retail expenditure in MTA
$871m food retail expenditure
$252m catering expenditure


Leasing enquiries

Interested in becoming part of the Watergardens community? Contact our retail team today.

+61 3 8681 4900

In-centre brand experiences

Find out more about our in-centre media opportunities by contacting Brand iQ. Learn more.
+61 2 8045 8015

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