Shops and Facilities

Shopping and Local Business

Father, daughter and son walking past the local shops, kerbside seating and trees


Just minutes from your front door you’ll find the community’s proposed town centre.

You’ll also find the Western BACE, offering the ultimate in work life balance for Atherstone residents, with office space and small business opportunities close to home.

A planned Neighbourhood Activity Centre will also provide a second commercial and retail hub with more retail and convenience stores, leaving shoppers spoilt for choice.

The planned Cobblebank Metropolitan Activity Centre, adjacent to Atherstone, will provide a range of new facilities and services, including supermarkets, retail and specialty stores, civic buildings and commercial offices.

In addition, the proposed Local Convenience Centre and Southern Neighbourhood Centre will provide residents a supermarket, specialty shops and commercial offerings so no matter where you decide to call home in Atherstone, you’re just a short walk away from shops and cafes.

Ferris Road Retail Shopping Precinct

City of Melton has approved a new retail shopping precinct in Atherstone at Ferris Road opposite the Western BACE.

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Western BACE

The Western BACE (Business Accelerator and Centre for Excellence) is a commercial centre developed specifically to encourage commercial growth and enterprise right within the Atherstone area.

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Cobblebank CBD

Located at the north-east corner of Atherstone, the Cobblebank Metropolitan Activity Centre will serve the region as the main hub for shopping, services, food and entertainment.

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Local Convenience Centre

The Local Convenience Centre at Bridge Road is planned to accommodate convenience retail and supermarket, café, leisure, health and medical services.

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Abey

While building your new home in Atherstone you may come across the name Abey quite a bit. For over 60 years their brand has been known for providing excellent sinks, basins and tapware for your kitchen and bathroom. But did you know they have also been a part of the Melton community for nearly 20 years?

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Cat Napping Suburban Retreat

Meet the winner of 2017 City of Melton Business Excellence Awards: Business of The Year, Ebony Centazzo. Ebony Centazzo is the founder of the cat oases and boarding service Cat Napping Suburban Retreat.

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Introducing Coles Station Square

Have you been to Coles Station Square yet? Located on Station Road in Melton South, it is an ideal one-stop supermarket to service all the needs of the Atherstone community.

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Do or Dye Hair Salon

If you’re looking for a local hair salon close to Atherstone, Do Or Dye Hair Salon might be the place. Run by Skye McCammond and her apprentice Chelsea Henigan, the girls are always keeping on trend with the latest colours, styles and looks to suit you.

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Events 720

Leon Mortimer is the Managing Director at Events 720 and has lived in Melton South for 5 years. He thinks it is important to keep jobs in the area and says one of the best way the Atherstone community can do this is by supporting local small businesses, something he also tries to do within his signage and display production company.

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Genesis Fitness Melton

For the last 10 years the team at Genesis Fitness Melton have been keeping the Melton community fit and healthy with their 24/7 gym facilities. Member Care Manager, Dale Azzopardi, talks about the fitness facilities that the over 3,000 members have access to any time of the year.

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Hog's Breath Café Woodgrove

Don’t feel like cooking? Then head over to Hog’s Breath Café Woodgrove where kids eat FREE on Mondays and Tuesdays!

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Jack's Pizza, Pasta & Ribs

There is nothing better than a good local pizza joint and nothing gets more local than Jack’s Pizza, Pasta & Ribs. Owner Jack Abousaid has lived in Melton for over 30 years so he and his well trained team are truly a part of the greater Atherstone community.

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Matilda Bakery Café

Matilda Bakery Café has been a stalwart of the Melton South community. They offer delicious bread fresh daily that is homemade onsite and are an ideal pit stop for your morning coffee on the way to the station.

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Melton Hockey Club

Hockey might not seem a popular sport compared to football or cricket but, for the residents of Atherstone, it is one of the most successful. Melton Hockey Club has been around since 1976 and now boasts 230 members, 12 Hockey Victoria teams and welcomes players from all backgrounds, abilities and ages.

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Oh My Greens

Melton South’s vegan café, Oh My Greens, is a family affair. Cindy and William run the business with their kids James (head chef), Joel (James’ understudy), Peter (front of house and beverages) and Irene (marketing). Head to Oh My Greens for delicious vegan cakes, burgers, soups, pastas and Southeast Asian inspired fare.

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Tabcorp

Tabcorp Park is home to a world class 1040 metre harness horse racing track and there are regular meets held here throughout the year. But as well as catching all the action of the races, there are plenty of other activities to do at Tabcorp Park as well.

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The Organic Place

If you’re finding it difficult to do a proper supermarket shop with the kids, you’re not alone. That’s why Brooke Findley set up her online grocer, The Organic Place, based right in the Atherstone community. Brooke handpicks fresh fruit and vegetables from the markets and then delivers them direct to your home, saving you lots of time and hassle.

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The Wedding and Portrait Studio

The Wedding & Portrait Studio specialise in gorgeous candid portraits that look intimate and comfortable rather than awkwardly posed. Whether you want to capture your pregnancy, romantic couple shots, fun family shots or even some professional portraits of your favourite pets, they can cater to any of your needs.

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UFS Melton South Pharmacy

Retail Coordinator Alyssha Etherton has lived in Melton for 17 years. Her workplace, UFS Melton South Pharmacy, has been supporting the Melton community for a long time too – 10 years. They employ 20 permanent staff and additional casual employees as well as serving all your pharmacy needs. They are also a non profit organisation with a vested interested in putting back into the local community.

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