Stage set for cen­tre re­de­vel­op­ment

Stirling Times - - Front Page - Laura Pond

THE Kar­rinyup Shop­ping Cen­tre re­de­vel­op­ment will open in stages, with the first set to be de­liv­ered late next year.

Con­struc­tion started this week on the $800 mil­lion project.

AMP Cap­i­tal WA di­vi­sional de­vel­op­ment man­ager Scott Nugent re­vealed “ex­cit­ing” new ten­ants, in­cluded international re­tail­ers, were to be an­nounced.

He said the cen­tre had not been up­graded in 20 years and while other Perth cen­tres had been re­de­vel­oped re­cently, or pro­posed to be, he be­lieved Kar­rinyup’s mixed-use town cen­tre de­sign set it apart.

“I think what we’re do­ing is unique,” he said.

“We’re adding res­i­den­tial, which aligns with the State Gov­ern­ment’s ur­ban in­fill pol­icy, and a true main street, which peo­ple can drive down and will host events.”

The cen­tre will dou­ble in size with 290 re­tail­ers, a din­ing precinct and the first Hoyts cinema north of the river spread across 109,000sq m.

Mr Nugent said there had been a lot of work be­hind the scenes.

“Ev­ery­one is elated to see this de­vel­op­ment start.”

He be­lieved the re­de­vel­op­ment rep­re­sented owner UniSu­per’s “faith in WA” and it fol­lowed con­sul­ta­tion with the com­mu­nity.

“We just asked the cus­tomers, ‘what do you want?’,” he said.

“The City of Stir­ling is a great part of Perth, it’s got great amenity with ac­cess to the beach and it’s a tightknit com­mu­nity.”

The first stage of the project is the east multi-deck carpark, which will open in late 2019, fol­lowed by the north mall fash­ion loop, cafe court and fresh food precinct.

The western precinct, main street, food and bev­er­age and cinema will fol­low.

Re­tail­ers are trad­ing as nor­mal through­out the re­de­vel­op­ment.

Mr Nugent said more park­ing would be pro­vided while some ar­eas were closed.

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New shops: AMP Cap­i­tal di­vi­sional de­vel­op­ment man­ager WA Scott Nugent.

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