This month, Broadmeadows Shopping Centre is celebrating its Ruby Anniversary as the centre turns 40 years old. The centre has deep historical roots and this year the centre will celebrate this milestone as 40 years of memories take centre stage on a digital platform for the whole region to enjoy.

Just north of Melbourne, in the year 1974, Broadmeadows Shopping Centre opened its doors for trade for the first time. This exciting opening came after many significant developments for the Broadmeadows region. 

In 1956, Broadmeadows was declared a city by the Governor of Victoria, Sir Dallas Brooks and three years later, industry came to Broadmeadows providing employment opportunities for its burgeoning population. 

In the years that followed Broadmeadows gained a local College of TAFE, a Leisure Centre and Broadmeadows Shopping Centre was even visited by Princess Diana in the 1980s.

Broadmeadows Shopping Centre underwent a $45 million dollar expansion in the early 1990s. The size of the Centre trebled to 53,000 square metres with a new Hoyts Cinema Complex completing the development. 

To celebrating turning 40, Broadmeadows Shopping Centre invites the community to tell their stories and celebrate their heritage, they are launching a special competition inviting customers to submit their favourite or most memorable moment in celebration of the Centre’s 40th anniversary. 

The moment captured and shared can be anything that the customer associates with the Centre or the local community. To enter the competition, customers simply upload their chosen photo using an app on the Broadmeadows Shopping Centre Facebook page. 

With each upload of images that celebrate tales of time, a digital photo montage will be created and added to, culminating in a stunning video for customers to enjoy – a panel of judges will have the tough task of shortlisting the entries to the top 40.

Source: Broadmeadows Shopping Centre media release.