Stockland shoppers sold on top award
AS THE estimated 450,000 people who pass through it ev- ery month will probably tell you Stockland Rockhampton is tops.
And for the second year run- ning the centre has a trophy to prove it after being named the best in the State by the Proper- ty Council of Australia.
Stockland was awarded the ti- tle of Queensland Shopping cen- tre of the year for complexes be- tween 30,000 and 50,000 square metres at an awards night in Brisbane last week.
Centre manager Susan McGregor yesterday said staff were delighted by the recogni- tion after beating finalists from Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast to take out the ac- colade. "It's what all shopping cen- tres hope to achieve,'' she said.
Ms McGregor said the final- ists were judged on a range of criteria including centre perfor- mance and management and marketing activities.
But she said credit for the success should go to retailers.
"It's our retailers' excellence that helps us.''
Retailer Charmian Campbell who owns and operates fashion accessory outlet Va Voom said she wouldn't base her business anywhere else.