Today AMP Capital has asked City of Ryde Council to put on hold the centre’s development application while there is further community consultation about the proposal including Macquarie Ice Rink.
AMP Capital, which manages Macquarie Centre on behalf of investors, recently submitted a development application for the centre after consulting with a range of stakeholders, including the Ice Rink operator.
AMP Capital Shopping Centres Managing Director Mark Kirkland said that listening to the Macquarie Centre community has always been the key priority.
“Our community, customers and retailers are important to us and we have listened to them."
"We acknowledge the outpouring of support for the ice rink and the special place it has for many."
"While we had undertaken research with a broad segment of the community in drafting the proposed plans and engaged widely on the Concept Plan in 2016, it is clear that we need to take more time to engage with those who love the centre and incorporate their feedback into the next stage of the development."
“We want Sydney-siders to enjoy Macquarie Centre’s unique leisure and entertainment attractions for years to come."
"We also want to create public spaces which embrace our diverse community, provide much-needed night life, while at the same time directly connect the centre to public transport."
“We welcome all feedback on the proposal so Macquarie Centre can continue to best serve its customers and the community as a premier shopping and entertainment destination.”