Just eight years after opening in 1978, Westfield were already planning for an expansion of its shopping centre at Hurstville.
An early concept plan would see the centre cross over Park Road; in effect turning the street into a tunnel and would not reach The Avenue as the centre eventually did.
Note that there was no plans for a cinema but were intent on a major department store (secured Grace Bros) and discount department store (secured Kmart).
Snowy Hill Park was to be retained, but was eventually replaced with parking.
Source: Gladstone, C. 1986. "Massive bonus for shoppers: Giant centre doubling area". The St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, March 4: 1.