We interviewed 5 locals who shared their special connection with Westpoint

Whether it was fond memories of Sundays spent shopping with grandparents, taking the kids to buy $2 donuts, or heading straight to Level 3 with friends on the hunt for the latest fashion, Westpoint is taking a trip down memory lane and sharing why the landmark remains such a special place with locals.
Published 28 February
  • Meet Bill McNamara, 95 years of age and original builder of Westpoint. Bill shares how he acquired the land, designed the centre, and got the community behind the vision.


  • Meet Rita and Tanisha Sarno, they were part of the ‘Faces of a New Generation’ Campaign, 15 years ago and their photographs are on the wall on Level 2, near the Kildare Road entrance. Rita also worked at Westpoint for more than 30 years in Michael Hill, Price Attack and several other stores. She has fond memories of times when she bought the kids to Westpoint for donuts, while Tanisha has more recent memories of shopping for fashion.


  • Meet Jim Jim shares his experience as a retailer, the favourites on the menu, and how Nadia's Cafe has grown and evolved with Westpoint. It's easy to see why Jim has a special connection with his customers and why Nadia’s Café has been one of our most-loved cafes for more than 30 years.

  • Meet Franica and Lana Cetinic, Franica and Lana are locals, and Westpoint is their go-to shopping centre. With memories of the 2008 ‘Faces of a New Generation’ Campaign for Franica, and more youthful memories of shopping with friends for Lana, they have been loyal customers of Westpoint for more than 15 years.

  • Meet Andrew Cohen, Director of The Cohen Group and Westpoint's Marketing Manager from 25 years ago. Andrew specially flew in from Adelaide to attend the birthday event and open the time capsule he had put together in 1998.
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