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(Sydney, Australia) Monday December 21, 2015 – A South Sydney shopping centre will soon have a new look after a change in ownership.

Eastlakes Shopping Centre, 10km from Sydney’s CBD on Evans Ave, has today become wholly owned by luxury Australian property developer Crown Group; after being jointly owned for a number of years.

Crown Group has commenced immediate renovations in time for the start of New Year, including painting of interiors and exteriors and installation of new signage.

Free WIFI will also be available at the centre before the New Year.

Additional improvements being considered for later in 2016 include new seating areas and improved flooring; adding a modern look to the long-serving local community shopping centre.

First opened in 1965, Eastlakes Shopping Centre is one of Sydney’s oldest shopping centres and is currently home to Woolworths and Aldi supermarkets, specialty produce stores, international cuisine, fashion outlets, hair and beauty services, medical services, restaurants and cafes.

Crown Group Chief Executive Iwan Sunito said the new painting and signage would give the centre a fresh look.

The shopping centre is located just 10 km from Sydney’s Central Business District and within 3 km of UNSW, Sydney Airport and Green Square.
“2016 will mark a new direction and approach for Eastlakes Shopping Centre and our tenants and local residents will see a big improvement as we bring Crown Group’s expertise into the centre,” Mr. Sunito said.
“We’d like to reinvigorate Eastlakes Shopping Centre into a more vibrant place; improving the look and feel for our loyal customers and surrounding community in time for the New Year,” he added.
Under new ownership, Eastlakes Shopping Centre will run a number of new advertising campaigns, competitions and promotions throughout the year.

“Eastlakes shopping centre has loyal customer base and has become a true retail and service hub for the local community,” Mr Sunito said
“We will increase the standard of client and customer service and communication with tenants and shop keepers.
“Eastlakes Shopping Centre is full of hidden gems and is renowned for its quality fresh fruit and food,” he said.
Crown Group plans to eventually redevelop the shopping centre; demolishing existing buildings to make way for a modern architecturally-designed mixed-use retail and residential project.
The design for the future mixed-use retail and residential project was awarded Best Concept Design by Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW in 2014 .
“However customers can still shop at Eastlakes Shopping Centre for a few more years while we finalise our design; set to make the centre Sydney’s newest place to meet!” Mr. Sunito said.

Eastlakes Shopping Centre management hopes to announce new tenants for a number of vacant stores in the coming months.

The first stage of renovation works – including painting and signage replacement will be complete by December 31, 2015.

Eastlakes Shopping Centre is open seven days a week, Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Aldi and Woolworths operate extended trading hours.

The Centre will be closed on Christmas and New Years Day.

To enquire about leasing opportunities at Eastlakes Shopping Centre phone 02 9317 3188.

Media Interviews

Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito is available for a limited number of interviews on request.

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About Crown Group

Crown Group Holdings (Crown Group) is a leading Australian property group specialising in property development, property investment and serviced apartments.
The company was co-founded by architect Mr. Iwan Sunito and engineer Mr. Paul Sathio with its first project in 1996.
Iwan Sunito graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Master of Construction Management from University of NSW. In 1993 Iwan became a Registered Architect in NSW and was awarded the UNSW Eric Daniels award for excellence in residential design.
In recent years Iwan received a number of awards including Indonesia’s Property & Bank Magazine Golden Leadership Award 2013, the 2013 Congress of Indonesian Diaspora Entrepreneur award and named a
winner in the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Iwan Sunito was named Urban Taskforce Australia’s 2015 Property Person of the Year.

Paul Sathio graduated with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a Masters of Engineering Science from University of NSW. Paul has more than two decades’ experience in the construction and development industry.
Past and recent projects
Since the company was founded 21 years ago, Crown Group has successfully completed major developments in Sydney’s best locations including Bondi, Bondi Junction, Parramatta, Ashfield, Epping, Homebush, Newington, Pennant Hills and Rhodes and most recently Viking by Crown, a 10-storey residential complex in Waterloo.

Today, Crown Group has a large portfolio of projects under development and in the pipeline and is currently developing five major projects; Infinity by Crown Group in Green Square, the 29-storey V by Crown Group in Parramatta, 20-storey Skye by Crown Group in North Sydney, the popular inner-west development Oasis by Crown Group and a 22-storey residential tower Arc by Crown Group in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

Crown Group was recently awarded the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW President’s award – considered one of the highest property development accolades in Australia – for its seven-tower, resort-style development Top Ryde City Living.
Top Ryde City Living was also named best High-Density Development in Australia at the UDIA awards for excellence 2014 and a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2013. Crown Group’s innovative, waterfront development Sanctum by Crown was awarded a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2012 and its hugely-successful ICON at Homebush was awarded HIA’s (Housing Industry Association) CSR Housing Awards 2007 Apartment Project of the Year.
Future launches
Crown Group will launch a number of projects in 2016.

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