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Quote from: Canberra TimesTuggeranong mall, a private enterpriseA larger Erindale centre had been considered as an alternative, but in 1985 the Hawke government decided to push ahead with the development of the Tuggeranong town centre.Free from past socialist approaches, the Labor cabinet decided the new Tuggeranong shopping mall would be privately constructed.AdvertisementCabinet also decided to proceed with the privatisation of the Belconnen Mall, which had been first planned by the Fraser government.During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the National Capital Development Commission had considered an alternative to the Tuggeranong Centre: an 18,000-square-metre retail and commercial centre able to serve a population of 50,000.But in 1985, Tuggeranong had a population of 45,000, which was increasing by 10 per cent each year. It was expected to reach 90,000 by 1994.''... the rapid turnaround in growth in the last three years, and the need to quickly resume large-scale land development in Tuggeranong, made it imperative that the original town centre proposal should go ahead,'' a cabinet memo said.Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/tuggeranong-mall-a-private-enterprise-20130101-2c4d9.html#ixzz2GoEw3Kvb