The brand new Aston Hills Shopping Centre has officially opened its doors in Mount Barker.
The retail precinct is set to service South Australia’s fastest growing region, with shoppers expected to flock from all over the Adelaide Hills region to the new centre.
Anchor tenant Drakes Supermarket will be trading alongside a host of specialty tenants set to open soon.
Some of those will include Homestead Meats, Schnithouse Australia, Rachael’s Hair Creations, Snap Fitness and REVL Training, with more specialty shops to follow.
“This centre has been a labour of love for South Australian development company Lanser – we’re proud to be a part of the Mount Barker community and we hope that people will see the extra mile our team has gone to deliver a beautiful new retail experience for everyone,” Jason Green, Lanser’s Managing Director says.
“We’re thrilled to be working together with Drakes who is another passionate South Australian business, and we share the same values about delivering quality and convenience to our community.”
Drakes will occupy 2996m2 of the 6600m2 centre which was designed by award-winning architectural firm Brown Falconer, and Aston Hills will be Drakes’ very first store in the growing Adelaide Hills region.
“Our customers have been begging for a Drakes store in the Hills and we had been looking for quite some time for the right location,” John-Paul Drake, Director of Drakes Supermarkets says.
The centre will service a major part of the local community at Aston Hills which launched in 2014 and is home to 1,470 people, and on completion will be home to 2,200 new homes in what is fast becoming known as South Australia’s fastest growing region.
The population of Mount Barker is expected to increase from 33,000 to 55,000 by 2036.
It will have direct access from the Bald Hills Road freeway interchange via a brand new section of Heysen Boulevard connecting Springs Road and Paech Road, the Aston Hills Shopping Centre is easily accessible for shoppers from Strathalbyn to Stirling and beyond.
With its proximity to the Summit Sport and Recreation Park, Mount Barker’s future Aquatic Centre, the future Hills Integrated Lutheran Schools (HILS) campus and a future medical centre, the Aston Hills Shopping Centre is located along Heysen Boulevard – the ring road set to service Mount Barker’s growing population.
“This is one of the most carefully-planned centres we’ve had the fortune to be a part of – from plenty of extra-wide car parking to easy access from the freeway, it’s all been designed to make shopping a stress-free experience,” said Drake.
Unique features of the centre include new EV charging stations, a rooftop solar system in partnership with Savant Energy, and 271 car parks.
The public are invited to a Family Fun Day event at the Aston Hills Shopping Centre on the 22nd April from 11am to 2pm to celebrate the official launch of this exciting new retail precinct. On the day there will be music, entertainment, games and prizes and plenty of activities for all the family.