The Harrington Square is a shopping square with more than 20 shops, including a Foodworks supermarket, opposite the Westona Train Station and Mount St Joseph Girls’ College.
This is located at the former site of the Altona Coal Mine which operated between 1905 and 1919 and from which, nearly 32,000 tonnes of coal was extracted. The Victorian Government eventually decided to develop open cut mining in the Latrobe Valley, bringing deep shaft coal mining in Altona to an end in the early 1930s.
It has some specialist shops that are not commonly found in a residential neighbourhood. These include Stagezone, Fancy Dress & Costume Hire, Costume Mania, West Side Stories Secondhand Books, Snowy Mountain Models, Cartridge World, Melbourne Injury Lawyers, Audiology Ultra, Unique Towels, Snake Bite Tattoo Salon, A’Lure Design Studio, a psychologist/hypnotherapist, etc.