Nicholson Avenue, Whyalla, South Australia
Whyalla is one of South Australia's largest regional centres and is located 396km north-west of Adelaide. Historically, Whyalla's development grew from steel production for BHP Billiton. Today Whyalla's industrial and manufacturing functions are far more diverse, including alternative fuel producer Muradel, resource processing for Santos, aquaculture and biotechnology. Whyalla's extremely sunny climate (more than 300 days per year) has enabled Betatene biotechnology plant to become the world's largest producer of beta carotene.
Westland Shopping Centre was purchased in 1990 and was the first shopping centre syndicate put together by Harry Perks. The Westland Shopping Centre has been extensively redeveloped since 1990 and is now a 22,546sqm fully enclosed sub-regional shopping centre comprising both Woolworths and Coles supermarkets, Target discount department store, a Cheap as Chips Variety Store and 75 specialty stores including BWS, Liquorland, Dick Smiths, Australia Post and a large food court. The centre also benefits from over 9,000sqm of external tenancies including KFC, McDonald's, Hungry Jacks, Radio Rentals and Plus Petrol as well as a 3,356sqm office complex with predominantly Government tenants such as Services SA, Housing SA and Centrelink.