Crunch time for cen­tre busi­nesses

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Stadiums In The Spotlight – Cockburn -

WORK on a $6 mil­lion facelift for the Mos­man Park Shop­ping Cen­tre will start next week, but not all ten­ants are stick­ing around to see the re­sult.

A spokesman for cen­tre owner East River Pty Ltd, Terry Pos­mer, said work would take about 15 months to com­plete and bring with it a whole new look.

That in­cludes a com­plete up­grade of shopfronts to the tired site on Har­vey Street, which was con­structed in the 1960s, and about 700sq m of ad­di­tional re­tail and of­fice space.

Mr Pos­mer said it was an ex­cit­ing time, with the cen­tre own­ers re­ceiv­ing the go-ahead to start work from the Town of Mos­man Park last week, al­most two years af­ter de­vel­op­ment ap­proval had been ticked off.

But not ev­ery­one will reap the ben­e­fits of a fresh new look.

With shopfront and whole­sale sides to her busi­ness, Sim­ply Beau­ti­ful Bis­cuits man­ager Daniella Young said any chance the re­de­vel­op­ment could in­ter­fere with her op­er­a­tion was not a risk she was will­ing to take.

Her busi­ness will move to new premises two min­utes away on Welling­ton Street within four weeks.

A Town spokes­woman said a de­lay be­tween ob­tain­ing plan­ning ap­proval and hav­ing the build­ing per­mit is­sued was not un­usual.

“Plan­ning ap­proval is gen­er­ally granted sub­ject to a num­ber of con­di­tions that need to be sat­is­fied be­fore a build­ing per­mit can be ap­plied for,” she said.

Mos­man Park Shop­ping Cen­tre as it is now.

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