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Tales from Tuggeranong – The Hype Dome

By DorothyDix 7 December 2012 53

So the new extensions to the Tuggeranong Hyperdome are open.  

I took a good look around today and soon realised that its a lot of the same old same old, re-arranging the chairs so to speak.

Yep, there are a few new tennants in Big W, JB Hi Fi and one or two others, but the rest are mainly old tennants in new locations.

There’s even ANOTHER elcheapo junk shop and more short term leases that look like they belong at the local weekend garage sale or flee market.

Is this the best the Hyperdome can do to celebrate it’s 25th Birthday ?

Perhaps it’s time the Hype Dome got some new owners to shake the place up and give Tuggeranong residents a reason to shop in Tuggeranong instead of going to Woden and Belconnen to spend their money.

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crackerpants 3:45 pm 18 Dec 12

NoImRight said :

Chop71 said :

Primal said :

Chop71 said :

Build to the WEST.

For such a planned city ……
What the @#$% were town planners thinking.

As I understand it, that’s exactly what they were thinking… until there was some sort of environmental study done which said you can’t do that.

So if it was in the too hard basket in the 70’s and 80’s it’s still just too hard.
What a load of crock. Surely in the last 40 years building standards have improved and land around the hyperdome could be better developed.

or

We could squash everyone into a brand new town centre with overinflated prices (on tiny blocks) and leave the old town centre to rot. No wonder residents of Tuggers voted like they did in the last election.

Can you have a load of crock? Isnt the crock actually the vessel for storing whatever load you have?

I’ve wondered that. I think the original “what a crock of s***” became “what a crock” (Tom Selleck in 3 Men and a Little Lady I think?), which became a “load of crock”.

As for the Hyperdome, it’s a completely different type of shopping centre to a Westfield for eg. If you’re a female shopper in need of (nice) clothes anyway. Which I am. I only ventured there for kids’ clothes from Target and Myer. And now that Myer has gone (and it seemed a substandard Myer compared to others as well), I go there for the Target very, very rarely, and try to combine it with a trip to Bunnings. Without a DJs or a Myer, there really isn’t much point to it as far as I can see, unless you do your weekly grocery shop there.

MissChief 2:56 pm 18 Dec 12

I find it sad that shopping centres are increasingly filled with generic multi-national stores and fewer if any boutique shops. Feels like you could be anywhere in Australia when you walk into a shopping centre these days. I so hoped Hyper D would not fall in with the status quo and fill the new space with some unique shops but alas we get cheap and generic all the way.

NoImRight 12:27 pm 18 Dec 12

Chop71 said :

Primal said :

Chop71 said :

Build to the WEST.

For such a planned city ……
What the @#$% were town planners thinking.

As I understand it, that’s exactly what they were thinking… until there was some sort of environmental study done which said you can’t do that.

So if it was in the too hard basket in the 70’s and 80’s it’s still just too hard.
What a load of crock. Surely in the last 40 years building standards have improved and land around the hyperdome could be better developed.

or

We could squash everyone into a brand new town centre with overinflated prices (on tiny blocks) and leave the old town centre to rot. No wonder residents of Tuggers voted like they did in the last election.

Can you have a load of crock? Isnt the crock actually the vessel for storing whatever load you have?

GardeningGirl 12:00 pm 18 Dec 12

cmdwedge said :

Madam Cholet said :

Ah ha…I’m glad this post has appeared, as it gives me an opportunity to just say how disgusting the Hyperdome car park is. If I ever have to go to the Hyperdome, and anyone would try not to on a regular basis, I park in the car park near the library so I can avoid the disgusting smell of cigarette smoke handily supplied by smokers who can’t wait until they get out of the building, even though the signs ask them kindly not to. It’s not policed in anyway by the management.

This is specifically why I stopped going to the Hyperhole, and instead only visit Woden these days. I live equidistant from both.

Not specifically why I rarely go, but its another factor for sure. And my recent Target purchase was Kmart quality so thats not looking good . .

Jim Jones 10:34 am 18 Dec 12

c_c™ said :

Evil_Kitten said :

Kmart looks pretty snazzy now! It’s probably one of the main reasons I go there. I don’t care about Big W – it’s just like an over priced Kmart in my opinion.

Jeez, save me a glass of the kool-aid.

Will do.

cmdwedge 10:10 am 18 Dec 12

Madam Cholet said :

Ah ha…I’m glad this post has appeared, as it gives me an opportunity to just say how disgusting the Hyperdome car park is. If I ever have to go to the Hyperdome, and anyone would try not to on a regular basis, I park in the car park near the library so I can avoid the disgusting smell of cigarette smoke handily supplied by smokers who can’t wait until they get out of the building, even though the signs ask them kindly not to. It’s not policed in anyway by the management.

This is specifically why I stopped going to the Hyperhole, and instead only visit Woden these days. I live equidistant from both.

GardeningGirl 11:11 pm 17 Dec 12

GTeam said :

What also gets me is the fact that they can find $12k in the budget to give away in a promotion from 104.7 with gift cards, but they cannot fix any of the bathrooms, which on some days seem to be a public health hazard.

I don’t understand that type of thing either, but obviously the marketing experts understand these things better than us simple little customers.

Chop71 3:33 pm 10 Dec 12

Primal said :

Chop71 said :

Build to the WEST.

For such a planned city ……
What the @#$% were town planners thinking.

As I understand it, that’s exactly what they were thinking… until there was some sort of environmental study done which said you can’t do that.

So if it was in the too hard basket in the 70’s and 80’s it’s still just too hard.
What a load of crock. Surely in the last 40 years building standards have improved and land around the hyperdome could be better developed.

or

We could squash everyone into a brand new town centre with overinflated prices (on tiny blocks) and leave the old town centre to rot. No wonder residents of Tuggers voted like they did in the last election.

arescarti42 3:17 pm 10 Dec 12

Keijidosha said :

(Interesting side note, I believe the reason that the Parkway dog-legs awkwardly into Drakeford Drive is because it was originally intended to follow the path of Kambah Pool Road into the proposed West Murrumbidgee development.)

That’s my understanding as well.

GTeam 2:40 pm 10 Dec 12

I noticed the same things as others have.

They seem to be moving around shops to make the ‘new’ section look good, but there are alot of vacancies still to be filled.

I used to work in Management at ‘the dome’, but have since moved on to greener pastures.
I dont think I have ever seen the centre managed properly…maybe if Westfield was brought in, and some of the dead wood staff kicked out, people from Tuggers might get a better deal.

What also gets me is the fact that they can find $12k in the budget to give away in a promotion from 104.7 with gift cards, but they cannot fix any of the bathrooms, which on some days seem to be a public health hazard.

I will still be doing all my shopping online, and in the rare case will go to Woden instead. Cleaner facilities, centre and way better shops!

Keijidosha 12:03 pm 10 Dec 12

Chop71 said :

Build to the WEST.

For such a planned city ……
What the @#$% were town planners thinking.

Not sure if you’re advocating broad acre development in Tuggeranong’s west or saying it is a bad idea. Either way the Government looked at the concept during the late 70’s/early 80’s – West Murrumbidgee development. Like most things in Canberra it was knocked on the head due to environmental concerns.

(Interesting side note, I believe the reason that the Parkway dog-legs awkwardly into Drakeford Drive is because it was originally intended to follow the path of Kambah Pool Road into the proposed West Murrumbidgee development.)

Primal 11:54 am 10 Dec 12

Chop71 said :

Build to the WEST.

For such a planned city ……
What the @#$% were town planners thinking.

As I understand it, that’s exactly what they were thinking… until there was some sort of environmental study done which said you can’t do that.

Chop71 9:41 am 10 Dec 12

Build to the WEST.

For such a planned city ……
What the @#$% were town planners thinking.

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