Over 50 Years In The Blackburn Community

First built in 1967, Blackburn Square has been proudly serving the community of the City of Whitehorse for over 50 years, with some of our original retailers and services, such as Woolworths and Commonwealth Bank still here today!

Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane…

The centre was originally known as Old Orchard Shopping Centre, as the land was previously owned by the Pearce family who operated a local orchard. They grew a selection of fruits including cherries, pears, plums and quinces. Ronald Pearce’s grandfather, William Slater, played a significant role in founding City of Whitehorse and used the site in the 1800’s to grow medicinal herbs.

In 2020 a major rejuvenation and development programme commenced at Blackburn Square.

Upon completion in late 2023, Blackburn Square will be known as the home of food with three major supermarkets, plus Sacca’s Fine Foods and an array of complementary stores and services, from bakeries to baristas, sushi to salons, and much more!

Throughout the years, our customers have always been our number one priority. We appreciate our local community and thank you for your loyalty and ongoing support over the past five decades and now during the new redevelopment.

We hope you enjoy these historic photos taken from the early days at Blackburn Square. If you have any memories to share with us, we would love to see them! Please email them to admin@blackburnsquare.com.au