Concept plan by Architects Norris & Partners P/L
This map shows the proposed location - on the south side of the Princes Highway and the east side of Wedgewood Road. The Highway gave easy access to Dandenong and Gippsland. It also had access to the Mulgrave Freeway (or Monash as it is now called), however we are still waiting for the completion of the Dingley by-pass and what they call the La Trobe Valley by-pass road (and we now call the Hallam by-pass) was only opened in 2003, nearly thirty years after the proposed shopping centre.
Some concept drawings - the tower over the main entrance was a 'four sided symbol in the form of an "H" representing Hanover'. As the report goes on to say, 'it is apparent that this symbol would be a dominant feature of the landscape and would become a landmark'. The Developers were prepared to replace the "H" symbol with 'a monument or another appropriate structure, such as a monument to the pioneers of the Gippsland district.'
Other features of the Complex included a Community Hall, an Auditorium, a Creche and a swimming pool with a cabana.