Author: Paul Zelasko


Mirage Doors was proud to be involved in the transformation & restoration of the Historic 120 year old Howard Smith Wharves site on the Brisbane River. As engaged by Hutchinson Builders the $109 million dollar Howard Smith Wharves Project has quickly become Brisbane’s newest entertainment precinct. Nestled under the Story Bridge the riverside development features a hotel, function centre, restaurants, bars and parklands.

Mirage Doors manufactured & installed Series S75 Steel Roller Shutters to the hotel carpark & loading dock, along with a Series 3000 Counterweight door to the waterfront Bar Restaurant.

Mirage Doors actively & successfully co-ordinated with Hutchinson Builders to ensure our products were fit for purpose and able to be in installed into restricted opening clearances.

RAAF Base – Sale Victoria

Lang O’Rourke were contracted to build the new facilities for the pilot training school at RAAF East Sale. The $200 million development would include new hangars and maintenance workshops, classrooms and training facilities, flight simulators and live-in accommodation for 105 junior officers. From 2019, basic pilot training for all army, navy and air force pilots will take place at RAAF Base East Sale utilising this new facility.

Mirage Doors were contracted to supply and install 11 Series 100 x 1.2 steel roller shutters (pictured) for the maintenance hangers that were 12.1M wide x 5.2M high to meet high wind load requirements and tie in to advanced fire suppression systems. An additional 13 steel roller shutters were provided for storage areas and 8 Aluminium Series 1 roller shutters in the training facility. Mirage worked closely with LOR steel contractors to ensure adequate structural support for a successful project.


Managing Contractor Laing O’Rourke engaged Mirage Doors in 2017 to provide a range of Shutter & Door solutions on the $370 Million Battlefield Airlifter Project located at the Royal Australian Airforce Base- Amberley, Queensland.

The Project consists of upgrades & reconfigurations on base to accommodate the C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter aircraft and Operational Facilities.

Spanning over two years Mirage Doors have manufactured & installed 58 Roller Shutters, Fire Shutters & Counterweight Bi-Fold Doors across six stages on the Project.

The Glen Shopping Centre – Stage 1 Melbourne

Co-owners Vicinity Centres and Perron Group unveiled the grand plans  to transform the 50-year-old centre with the first stage of the $490 million project, the Fresh Food Market Hall, opening by the end of the year, followed by an 8000sq m David Jones, and a further 240 retailers covering 78,000sq m.

In this first stage Mirage Doors have been actively involved supplying predominantly SD products to meet the needs and designs of the new development. This has included both Glass, Polycarb, and solid infills.

Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza Redevelopment

Developer Lend Lease announced in November 2017 a $400 million redevelopment of Sunshine Plaza located in Maroochydore Queensland. The highly anticipated redevelopment would expand the retail centre from 73,000 square meters to over 107,000 square meters.

Lend Lease along with various shop-fitting companies engaged Mirage Doors to provide Roller Shutter & Folding Closure solutions for the following retailers throughout the precinct:

  • David Jones
  • Myer
  • Big W
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • Rebel
  • Jacqui E
  • Jay Jays
  • Smiggle
  • Peter Alexander
  • Dottii
  • Oscar Wylee

    As works are still underway throughout the Sunshine Plaza Precinct, Mirage Doors  will continue to be a dominating presence with ongoing works for retailers such as H & M and Mecca Maxima.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Probuild have constructed a $300 million expansion of Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), incorporating a hotel and multi-storey car park to the existing facilities.

The 20,000m2 MCEC expansion integrates the existing spaces and includes an additional 9,000m2 of flexible expansion space. A multi-purpose space will have retractable seating for up to 1,100 people, service pods, meeting rooms and informal meeting spaces. There will also be a large concourse and a banquet room with capacity to cater for up to 450 people. 

The 331-room hotel adds a new tier of accommodation to the precinct, complementing the existing Hilton South Wharf hotel. 

Mirage Doors were contracted to supply and install four large 6.0M x 6.5M Bifold counter weight doors, and 8 smaller 3M x 3M Bifold doors.  These doors were insulated and fully clad, with double side and bottom seals to minimise noise transfer.  


Doors Open at Lakelands Shopping Centre – Western Australia

The new $50 million Lakelands Shopping Centre opened its doors to hundreds of waiting shoppers and is now the largest shopping centre between Mandurah and Rockingham south of Perth.
The 20,000sqm centre is anchored by Coles, K-Mart and ALDI and boasts more than 40 specialty stores.

In addition to the big brand names, the new Lakelands Shopping Centre also offers a great mix of retailers including a newsagency, nail bar, pharmacy, local fruit and vegetable shop, patisserie, surf shop, clothing shops, gift shops and more.

As Mirage Doors are a specified supplier to Coles and Kmart nationally, our Perth Branch was approached to supply and install our Series 3 Aluminium roller shutters to a range of shops in this centre as well as our SD range of side closures.


IBM Tower Southbank – Melbourne

Mirage Doors was contracted by Brookfield Global on the upgrade of the IBM Tower Southbank multi-purpose office space, to provide a glazed moveable wall to separate the area’s when needed.

Mirage designed and installed a 6 meter wide x 2.7 meter glazed counter weighted bifold door, with side and bottom seals, that could divide or open the area at the push of a button. The large glass area kept the open feel to the office space while providing sound deadening between the spaces when closed.


Kane Construction have recently completed a new resort development for RACV on the existing Cape Schanck property. The $135 million Lump Sum project consisted of the construction of 30,000m2 of new building over five levels.
The redevelopment zone was an irregular shape comprising approximately 7.6ha and includes the existing RACV clubhouse facility, car park (110 spaces) and golf driving range.
The new building provides panoramic views of the Bass Straight and Port Phillip Bay, and includes the following elements:
• 120 new accommodation rooms in a new main resort building
• Main restaurant (140 capacity)
• Lounge (60 capacity)
• Café (100 capacity)
• Indoor and outdoor sitting areas
• Underground and at grade car parking
• Conference & function rooms (500 capacity)
• Pro shop, change rooms and lockers
• Indoor pool & spa

Mirage Doors were contracted to supply two large sliding gates for the main carpark entrance, two S1500 Bifold doors and a pedestrian door and cladding for the loading area, a S1500 Bifold door for the golf cart entrance, internal Aluminium Roller Shutters, two sets of swing gates, and cladding for the bike storage area.

Debenhams Melbourne Store

Premium UK retailer Debenhams has opened its first Australian store in Melbourne, offering a suite of exclusive designers and new services and technologies to attract customers. The 3600 square metre store is located in the basement of the St Collins Lane mall in Collins Street, and apart from a clutch of labels and designers never seen in the Australian market, Debenhams is offering innovative new services that will distinguish its offering from locals. Staff will carry mobile point-of-sale devices so sales can be completed anywhere in the store and customers will no longer be forced to wait in a queue to make a transaction. And a new Debenhams Australia app will enable shoppers to create a wishlist of items that will be ready and waiting to be tried on.

Mirage Doors were engaged to manufacture and install an 11.3 meter wide, Perforated Series 3 Aluminium roller shutter to provide maximum store access. The door required a custom shaped tapered bottom rail to match the floor line. Careful planning was required to deliver and manoeuvre the door into place in the busy Collins lane area. The result was spectacular.