Midland Gate starts to grow
CONSTRUCTION has started on the $100 million Midland Gate shopping centre expansion.
Midland MLA Michelle Roberts and City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright were among stakeholders who broke ground on the project last week.
The expansion, expected to be completed in 2019, will allow more than 200 retailers in the centre, including newcomers Aldi, Harris Scarfe and JB Hi-Fi.
Vicinity Centres executive general manager of development Carolyn Viney said the new and improved centre would cater to customers from all over Perth’s eastern region.
“For nearly 40 years, Midland Gate has been a central part of the local community and today we marked the start of construction, which is an exciting milestone for our team, our retailers and our customers,” she said.
“This redevelopment will deliver greater choice and convenience for our loyal and new customers and will cement Midland Gate as the largest, everyday shopping destination for the growing community in Perth’s expanding east.
“We’re pleased that we’re generating an estimated 965 jobs for the local community, including 315 jobs during construction and more than 650 ongoing roles.”
Midland Gate will remain open while construction works are carried out.
Mick Wainwright, Michelle Roberts, Carolyn Viney, Alison Broadbent and City of Swan CEO Mike Foley turn the first sod.