Westfield Mt Gravatt Transforms into Festival Wonderland With Silent Discos, Basketball Workshops

Silent discos, where people can groove to the beat wearing wireless headphones. Basketball workshops with the Southwest Metro Pirates. Check out what’s coming up at Westfield Mt Gravatt.

Silent Discos: Groove to Your Own Rhythm

From Monday to Sunday, 18 to 23 Sept 2023, Westfield Mt Gravatt will be abuzz with excitement as it becomes a part of Brisbane Festival 2023 and presents an extraordinary event called Silent Discos. This is a unique and immersive musical experience for attendees of all ages so everyone is invited to move to their own rhythm at the Town Square dining precinct, near the Hotel Beach House.

Here’s what the event has in store:

Musical Magic: Participants can groove to the hottest tunes while wearing wireless headphones, creating a surreal musical atmosphere. It’s a fantastic way to dance to your favorite tracks without disturbing others.

Laser Light Show: Get ready to be dazzled by laser lighting effects that will transform the Town Square into a mesmerizing dance floor.

Interactive Games: Alongside dancing, attendees can enjoy various interactive games, adding an element of excitement and competition to the event.

The Silent Discos bring not just musical enjoyment but also a fantastic opportunity for families to come together, dance, and have fun in a unique way. It’s an event that encourages self-expression and celebrates the joy of music.

Basketball Workshops: Take Your Skills to the Next Level

Then from Monday to Friday 25 to 29 Sept 2023, Westfield Mt Gravatt will host Basketball Workshops, taking family fun to the next level. Families are invited to learn from the best and elevate their basketball skills.

Key details of the Basketball Workshops:

Hosted by Professionals: The workshops will be led by professionals from the Southwest Metro Pirates, providing participants with top-notch training and insights into the world of basketball.

Ultimate Training Program: These workshops are designed to help attendees take their basketball skills to the next level. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, there’s something for everyone to learn and enjoy.

Enjoy a memorable week of fun, entertainment, and skill development at Westfield Mt Gravatt and make this school holidays a blast for the entire family.

Published 14-Sept-2023

Sephora to Open Newest Beauty Haven at Westfield Mt Gravatt

A beauty countdown of sorts is happening in Mount Gravatt as Sephora fans eagerly await the beauty giant’s newest outlet in Queensland, slated to open at Westfield Mount Gravatt later this year.

The global beauty authority made its debut in Brisbane in April 2017 with the opening of its first store at Westfield Chermside. Since then, other locations in Queensland have opened at Pacific Fair and Robina Town Centre on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Plaza on the Sunshine Coast, and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre in Brisbane, before its planned Westfield opening.

Since its establishment in 1969, Sephora has become a French beauty giant that has captivated a loyal following worldwide.  Sephora boasts an extensive collection of internationally acclaimed high-end beauty brands. 

From coveted names like FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna and Huda Beauty to beloved favourites such as tarte and Fresh, Sephora offers an exclusive home for sought-after labels and fan favourite brands.

Sephora promises to provide a wide range of products for makeup, skincare, hair, and overall well-being.  The store has gained a reputation for carefully curating a collection that includes beloved classics as well as the latest trends.

The forthcoming addition of the Mt Gravatt Westfield store promises to bring Sephora’s unparalleled beauty offerings even closer to makeup enthusiasts in the area.

Positioned on Level 1, near Zara, the new Sephora store at Mt Gravatt Westfield is set to become a mecca for beauty enthusiasts seeking both established favourites and exciting new products. This development is part of a series of exciting additions at the shopping centre, which also includes upcoming stores like Lukfook Jewellery, O Chicken, Asian Delight, and Pop Mart.

The buzz surrounding the upcoming Sephora store is undeniable, as the news has sparked excitement not only online but also within the shopping center itself.

Published 16-June-2023

Locals Petition Westfield Not to Change the Name of Garden City

Westfield has just renamed its Garden City shopping centre into Westfield Mt Gravatt. An online petition has been launched to convince Westfield to reinstate the centre’s name.

On 8 August 2022, Westfield announced that Westfield Garden City will be renamed Westfield Mt Gravatt to reflect its location in the community. 

“The names of our Living Centres across Australia and New Zealand are reflective of the areas and communities in which they are located. We have renamed our centre to Westfield Mt Gravatt after our suburb,” the announcement on its official website reads.

They furthered that apart from physical and digital signage updates, the centre will remain Brisbane’s “cultural hub for dining, shopping and entertainment.”

Some locals, however, are not happy with the decision prompting them to launch the petition “Don’t change the name of Garden City!”

Garden City petition
Photo Credit: Change.org

“For a lifetime Westfield Garden City has been a part of our wonderful community in Mt Gravatt (Upper Mt Gravatt to be exact), which also extended to the greater Brisbane area. Memories have been made here for decades,” the petition reads.

“All those first job feels, first date dinners and last minute Christmas shopping trips. Westfield Garden City transcended from just a regular shopping centre to a home for all.

“This strips Garbo of its entire individuality! You can’t just remove such a pillar of our rich society in the 4122! In a time of such uncertainty, there are things we need to hold sacred.”

Some 1,369 individuals have already supported the petition and indicated their reason for signing. Many questioned the need to change their beloved Garbo’s name when it’s not even located in Mt Gravatt. They described the idea as a waste of money and said that there was no proper consultation prior to the name change.

“Garden City is an iconic name and so many fond memories of going there as a kid with my nanna.” – A. Mak

“No need to change name, particularly when not accurately located. Garden City is geographically located Upper Mt Gravatt not Mt Gravatt. Mt Gravatt already has its own small shopping centre.” – A. Newton

“I’m devastated to think that were losing Brisbane history. First Lang Park, Last Cilento Children’s Hospital, now this!!! 

It will always be Garden City to many of us anyway so why the the massive amount of money to be spent to change the name. Donate that money for good use elsewhere if they’ve got surplus funds.” -J. Riley