A development application was lodged with the City of Stirling seeking to expand the centre from its current size of around 51,300sqm to around 99,000sqm of retail, entertainment, commercial, and community space, creating a new lifestyle hub for Perth’s coastal and northern suburbs.
The proposed $450 million redevelopment will form a key part of the Stirling City Centre and will feature a town centre surrounded by active street fronts and public spaces, contemporary double height retail, and a modern roof top entertainment precinct.
The completed centre will include an additional 110 retailers bringing the new total to around 240 shops, including several large format mini-majors and a new department or discount department store.
It’s ground floor will feature a relocated large format supermarket, a providore fresh food market and general retail, and a second story of retail will be added with local and international fashion brands and a proposed technology and digital precinct.
The addition of the second story will allow for the formation of a roof top dining and entertainment precinct featuring a new cinema complex.
Roy Gruenpeter, Scentre Group development GM, said Westfield Innaloo will become a true community hub on completion of this proposed development.”The centre will be home to a fully integrated precinct that includes the very best in retail, dining, entertainment, and leisure with the potential for high demand community facilities.“This redevelopment will capitalise on Innaloo’s great location to become one of Perth’s premier retail destinations, as well as providing a key step towards the Stirling City Centre fulfilling its role as a Strategic Metropolitan Centre in Perth’s planning hierarchy.
“Some of the key features of this development include wide public spaces, active street frontages, multiple dining, leisure and entertainment precincts, and the potential for future residential dwellings. Westfield Innaloo will become a vibrant heart for the Stirling City Centre.”
The project also includes a proposed upgrade of existing external roads, pedestrian pathways and bike lanes. The project brings an opportunity for improved public transport facilities.
The Stirling City Centre precinct will allow for the future integration of up to 500 apartments with views to the city and the coast.
The redevelopment of Westfield Innaloo will create around 1900 construction jobs with a further 1250 permanent jobs on completion.
Pending approval from the North West Joint Development Assessment Panel, the project is expected to be underway in late 2016 with a likely opening in early 2018.