Plenty of positives to Pavilion
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.