Plenty of pos­i­tives to Pav­il­ion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE Su­bi­aco Pav­il­ion Mar­kets will make a come­back and are set to boost the lo­cal econ­omy, ac­cord­ing to West­ern Sub­urbs Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion (WSBA) pres­i­dent Mark Hann.

“The di­ver­sity of traf­fic that comes into those sort of places, I can’t think of any­thing but pos­i­tive im­pact on the whole econ­omy of the precinct,” Mr Hann said.

Black­burne pur­chased the 5451sq m site ear­lier this year for $25 mil­lion, af­ter a decade of in­ac­tion at the space.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Paul Black­burne said the ground floor of the site would be used for din­ing, re­tail and mar­kets.

Pop-up mar­kets would op­er­ate over the week­ends and are ex­pected to at­tract thou­sands of vis­i­tors.

The de­vel­op­ment will also in­clude the cre­ation of a Subi Pocket Park.

He said the $250 mil­lion de­vel­op­ment would open to Sed­don Street and be ac­ces­si­ble di­rect from the Su­bi­aco Sta­tion side of the site.

“We think the ground level site is big enough to ac­com­mo­date an in­ter­nal pocket park that will con­nect the un­der­cover mar­ket and food and bev­er­age ar­eas,” he said.

Con­struc­tion of the site starts in late 2019.

Artist's im­pres­sion of a mar­ket-style laneway by Hames Sharley.

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