Announcement: Construction is now underway on the $36 million redevelopment of Castletown that will deliver a new Coles supermarket and specialty retailers, new entry statement, upgraded car parking, improved facilities and a revitalised Playtown.


We are thrilled to announce the opening of Kaisercraft, the first retailer to join Castletown as part of the redevelopment. Kaisercraft supply an exciting range of products including stationery, homewares, and art supplies.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kaisercraft to the Castletown retail mix, who opened their doors beside Connor clothing on Friday 15 October. This marks a major milestone in the $36m redevelopment phase of Castletown – the first of 25 new specialty retailers to open in the lead up to the opening of Coles in early 2022.” commented Katherine Langsford, Centre Manager – Castletown.

As work progresses through the redevelopment phase, Castletown continues to remain open and accessible, and all favourite brands are still right here including Big W, Woolworths, Typo, Connor, The Athlete’s Foot and Price Attack.


We are excited to announce two new retailers will be joining the Castletown retail family as part of the opening of our new Coles supermarket!


Toymate will offer families the brands they love at the best prices. With an exceptional toy range including LEGO, Barbie, Pokeman and much more the team is dedicated to being the one stop shop stocking all the new and exciting toys that kids can’t wait to get their hands. This is the only Toymate store in Townsville and will be opening late 2021.


Kaisercraft offers an ever-rotating range of fashion, stationery, gifts homewares and arts/craft supplies. With an ever-changing product mix you will find everything from candles, soaps, on trend stationary goods, greeting cards, gifts, homewares and heaps of craft ideas to indulge your creative side opening anticipated to be late 2021.

We are looking forward to making further Leasing announcements over the coming months!

The refurbishment of the existing Food Court, Playtown, and northern tenancies will commence from Monday 12 July, which involves the installation and opening of a new internal temporary connection tunnel. This will ensure you can continue to travel between both malls from past Novo around to Typo at all times.

To allow for the commencement of works on the all new northern entry, adjustments and access to the Auswide entrance will occur from time to time and whilst the access route is altered, it will continue to remain open during this period.

A reminder, all your favourite retailers are still open and trading during the redevelopment phase and vehicle and customer access points continue to remain open.

As always, we remain committed to creating a place dedicated to everyday shopping! From our fresh food offer at Kings Road Market to our fashion, homewares and kids apparel ranges, there’s something for everyone, everyday.


The Development Application has been approved by Townsville City Council and will create up to 160 jobs during construction and up to 100 new jobs within the centre once the redevelopment works are completed.

Every entrance remains open for easy access, with all your favourite retailers trading as normal.

You’ll notice some temporary changes in the carpark to enable construction and contractor access, however there is still plenty of undercover parking available.

Once complete, the new entrance (pictured above) will be located beside the basement travelator with access also via the Woolcock Street ground level car park. A new lift will also be installed from the basement car park to allow easy access to the new entrance and Coles.

Access into the centre via the travelator (opposite Novo), the Australia Post entrance and the Bank of Queensland entrance all continue to remain open. Playtown remains open alongside favourite brands including Big W, Woolworths, Adairs, Witchery, Lorna Jane and Cotton On. It’s best accessed via the common mall, passing Novo and Typo, on the usual route to the Food Court.

Make sure you say HELLO to Good Morning Coffee Traders, Red Dragon, Origin Kebabs and New Zealand Natural who all continue to trade out of the Food Court.

We will continue to keep you updated as the redevelopment progresses, and we are also very excited about some pending leasing announcements … so stay tuned! We’ll also be rolling out a series of fun, interactive experiences and look forward to announcing these in the months ahead.

As always, we remain committed to creating a place dedicated to the everyday things, the little things that make up a lifetime! From our fresh food offer at Kings Road Market to our fashion, homewares and kids apparel ranges, there’s something for everyone.

Our door is always open, where we reconnect, re-imagine and rediscover every day.

Enquire NOW & join the Castletown family.