Expansion plans for Westfield Doncaster approved - what will this do for Doncaster?

With Eastland Shopping Centre the undisputed king in the Eastern suburbs, Westfield Doncaster and local council has approved plans for a big $500 billion expansion, similar in size to the recent Eastland expansion.

What will this do to the Doncaster area and in particular real estate prices? What will car parking be like and more importantly is there a plan to run a train to Doncaster?

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/east/westfield-doncaster-tipped-for-expansion-to-compete-with-nearby-retailers/news-story/49a2d76f09771d9321da104fcb795b77
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privateuser Aug 26, 2016
Also, a train is not the be all and end all for Doncaster as suburbs like Templestowe need more PT than Doncaster which is already quite close to Box Hill and has a good bus system already plus very easy access to the freeway. The lack of train hasn't affected Balwyn North much all this time either. A train to Doncaster will not stop people from Templestowe and beyond from using cars as they will still need to drive several kilometres to the station. Improved bus services and more park and rides in Templestowe/East Doncaster would be a good thing and would take the load off Doncaster a little as its currently the base for all of Manningham which is not a good thing.
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privateuser Aug 26, 2016
As far as I'm concerned Westfield Doncaster is already superior to Eastland as it had a $600 million expansion in 2008 and property prices in Doncaster have already increased a lot. Not sure where you are coming from here. The so called parking issues are also exaggerated as I've never had any problems at Doncaster. Too many just like complaining about anything.
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