Fac­tory di­rect shop­ping

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - FRONT PAGE -

WORK has started on the State’s first Di­rect Fac­tory Out­let, a $150 mil­lion re­tail de­vel­op­ment next to Perth Air­port.

Jointly funded by Vicin­ity Cen­tres and the air­port on a 9ha site, the cen­tre known as DFO will open next year with 120 spe­cialty stores.

Vicin­ity Cen­tres de­vel­op­ment gen­eral man­ager Carolyn Viney said the de­vel­op­ment would be­come a new home for fash­ion, of­fer­ing up to 70 per cent off de­signer brands all-year round.

“The new DFO will add to the vi­brancy of our city and our tourism of­fer­ing to at­tract vis­i­tors to Perth and WA,” Perth Air­port chief ex­ec­u­tive Kevin Brown said.

Mr Brown said the de­vel­op­ment would cre­ate an es­ti­mated 900 jobs, in­clud­ing 250 through­out con­struc­tion and 650 re­tail and hos­pi­tal­ity roles at the com­pleted cen­tre.

DFO has five cen­tres, in­clud­ing South Wharf, Essendon and Home­bush. There will be 1500 park­ing bays.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the de­vel­op­ment.

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