Some might consider it a pleasant excursion — others a kind of a torturous purgatory.
But shoppers may soon have the opportunity to sleep at the country’s largest shopping centre, with Chadstone planning a massive expansion that includes a hotel.
Stonnington Council has agreed to ask Planning Minister Matthew Guy to consider a $500 million expansion of the Chadstone Shopping Centre.
Chadstone … The shopping centre that swallowed a suburb?
The $500 million development would include a hotel, multi-storey offices as well as an expansion in food and entertainment retailers.
The planning permit would also remove the curfew which closes the Chadstone Road entrance between 12am and 6am.
Chadstone is already the biggest shopping centre in Australia with approximately 530 stores and claims it is the largest in the southern hemisphere.
Bug bear … The plan includes more car parking.
‘‘Council has not yet determined a position on this proposal and will be actively seeking the views of all stakeholders through the community consultation process,’’ a spokeswoman said.