Mid­land Gate starts to grow

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

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.

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