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Joondalup Weekender - - News -

AN apart­ment block has been ap­proved as part of the re­de­vel­op­ment of a ma­jor north­ern sub­urbs shop­ping cen­tre.

CON­STRUC­TION of the $800 mil­lion Kar­rinyup Shop­ping Cen­tre re­de­vel­op­ment is sched­uled to start next week.

The ma­jor re­vamp of the cen­tre will have it al­most dou­ble in size from nearly 59,000sq m to 109,000sq m and com­prise about 290 stores, an al­fresco din­ing precinct and 10-screen Hoyts cin­ema.

There will also be 134 res­i­den­tial apart­ments on the site, with a height in­crease to an apart­ment build­ing along Fran­cis Av­enue and Daven­port Street ap­proved by the Metro North-West De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel last month.

A large pi­azza, main street and ex­ter­nal open space in­clud­ing chil­dren’s play area and trees are other fea­tures of the de­vel­op­ment, along with 4500 park­ing spa­ces.

AMP Cap­i­tal global head of real es­tate Carmel Houri­gan said they aimed to create a land­mark des­ti­na­tion with high-qual­ity re­tail and life­style of­fer­ing that merged the “phys­i­cal and dig­i­tal world”.

De­vel­op­ment ap­proval was granted in 2015 and builder Mul­ti­plex was ap­pointed in 2016.

Many stores have re­lo­cated in prepa­ra­tion for the works and the cen­tre will re­main open through­out three years of con­struc­tion. The project is ex­pected to create 2500 con­struc­tion jobs and 2500 re­tail, sup­port and man­age­ment jobs.

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