Chermside - the first Australian shopping mallChermside Drive-In Shopping Centre in Brisbane was the first mall-style shopping centre in Australia. It was opened on 31 May 1957 by the then Premier of Queensland, Vince Gair. Chermside  initially contained an Allan & Stark department store (later bought by Myer), a BCC supermarket and 24 specialty stores. It had its own car park with space for 650 cars and covered 28 acres. The centre was bought by Westfield in 1996.