Caneland Central is well-established as the leading shopping and lifestyle destination in the economically strong Mackay region on the North Queensland coast. The centre has earnt a reputation for being the best place to meet, shop, work and be entertained.

Caneland Central is the largest shopping centre in the region, capturing a 15% share of the Main Trade Area market which is above the major regional benchmark of 8.4% – 12.7%. The centre has been servicing the Mackay community since 1979 and boasts the widest variety of stores and services including Myer (the only department store in the region), Target, Coles, Woolworths, Big W plus over 155 specialty stores.


Premier shopping centre for the Mackay Region


Leading fashion offering


The number of Specialty Stores

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    CASUAL leasing

    Flexible, high traffic, affordable retail space…we can help your brand stand out in some of Australia’s most exciting retail centres. We offer prime pop up sites directly in front of major tenants, busy thoroughfares and centre entrances, delivering high visibility right on the ‘ant trail’.

    This is an affordable, low-risk options that’s perfect for retailers looking to trial a new product or service with a quick turnaround. We can tailor a package suited to your specific needs and then follow up with specialists on the ground to guide you. With expert local knowledge out team will help you to achieve your business goals.

    So if it’s time to launch a concept, test and idea or grow your brand, it’s time to POP UP!

    Centre Location

    Key Centre Statistics

    We work in close partnership with our owners, retailers and suppliers to create integrated shopping environments that are commercially successful as well as socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.

    Major retailers

    Big W, Coles, Myer, Target, Woolworths

    Specialty stores


    Mini-major retailers

    Best & Less, City Beach, Cotton On, JB Hi Fi, Pillow Talk, Rivers, Snap Fitness, The Bavarian, The Reject Shop, Timezone

    Total centre sales

    $384.57 million

    Total annual traffic

    5.55 million

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    Total car spaces


    Our customer

    Caneland Central total trade area has an estimated population of 155,030 as of December 2021, which is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 1.0% reaching 178,980 by 2036. The average age of the main trade area population is 37.4 years. The main trade area average household income is $98,669 with 54.4% percentage of population with dependent children.

    Our trade area

    Caneland Central is the largest shopping centre in the Mackay region, which generally extends from Laguna Quays in the north to Ilbilbie in the south. The defined Caneland Central total trade area incorporates a primary sector, four secondary sectors and two tertiary sectors. The total trade area is geographically extensive, extending more than 100 km to the north, south and west, including parts of the Whitsunday and Isaac regions.

    Caneland Central leasing by Sentinel Property group

    Sentinel Property Group is committed to and proud of the relationships developed with major retail groups and independent specialty retailers alike. Our approach to leasing is strategic. We consider the market research, the current retail mix and the potential mix available. Our diverse portfolio incorporates regional centres, CBD, factory outlets and street retail. It is the goal of our leasing team to not simply fill our centres with retailers but to ensure that each and every tenant adds value to the retail mix, ultimately enhancing the asset’s performance and spirit of place.

    Sentintel Property Group’s leasing team ensures that all tenants add value to the retail mix and enhance the assets performance. Our approach to leasing is strategic, we take into consideration the market research, the existing retail mix in the trade area and the demand for retail space.

    Unlike most leasing teams, SPG teams’ skill set does not stop at leasing. The majority of our business has been exposed to numerous property disciplines and worked on a range of projects varying in size and complexities throughout their career.

    Expertise including; project management, centre management, operations, development and even marketing are all evident. Having a holistic approach to property allows us to develop retail plans that factor in the entire life cycle of any asset. From a retailer perspective, it means the team can talk to any stage of a project and have an in-depth understanding of the direction of the asset at any point in time.


    As at 30 June 2022


    We own 10 shopping centres across Australia


    The number of retail leasing opportunities in our portfolio