bayfair's highly ancitipated development is well under way

We’re excited to keep you updated on progress. You’ve loved Bayfair for more than 30 years, but you’ve also told us you want us to continue reinventing retail in the Bay so here’s what we have planned.

We’re expanding with an additional 50 specialty stores, with a strong focus on the Kiwi and international fashion and lifestyle you already love but haven’t yet seen in the Bay. There’ll be a new seven screen United Cinemas, seating more than 1300 - including 300 recliners, for when you need to put your feet up. We’re also creating a carefully curated alfresco dining laneway with a diverse range of dining experiences. It will be weather-protected so you can make the most of our long, sunny days in summer, or cosy up in winter, with great coffee, craft beer or a bite to eat, day or night. Not to mention dinner and a movie is the perfect cover for your sneaky late night trips to Kmart! And as if that’s not enough, we’re also creating a bigger and better Countdown, so you can still pop in and grab all the essentials on the way home. On completion of this expansion in 2019, Bayfair will have around 150 stores.

As always, Bayfair will still be about customer service, sustainability and accessibility, alongside the Bay’s cool urban coastal vibe. And don’t worry, you can still shop, eat and play at Bayfair as much as you usually would throughout the building process - we’ve made sure there’ll be minimal disruptions. This is just the start, too - there’s heaps more planned and we’ll tell you as much as we can as soon as we can, so make sure you stay tuned for details. 

Staged openings 2018 and 2019

The development will take less than two years to complete, and will be delivered in stages.
The majority of the expansion is targeted to open late 2018 with the final stage (cinema) anticipated for completion in late 2019.