Stockland gets green light for fifth WA centre

Artist’s impression of the proposed centre

Stockland has received State and local planning approvals for its fifth shopping centre in WA.

The proposed Whiteman Edge Town Centre will be located within Stockland’s Whiteman Edge master-planned community, 17 kilometres north east of Perth’s CBD at the gateway to the Swan Valley Wine region.

Initially, Stockland plans to develop a neighbourhood town centre comprising a full line supermarket, 15 specialty shops with a focus on convenience based fresh food, a Medical Centre and Childcare Centre.

The centre will be designed to offer an open air shopping experience with a laneway feel, including an array of casual dining options with alfresco seating to be located along the main street.

Stockland has also received approval for the broader Brabham Activity Centre Plan which allows for the centre to be expanded to 30,000 square metres in the future, as the local community grows.

The first stage of the Whiteman Edge Town Centre will contribute to approximately 350 jobs during construction as well as over 300 future retail and service jobs for the region.

“We are focused on developing retail town centres that make a positive contribution to communities and their residents,” said John Schroder, Stockland group executive and CEO of commercial property

“The proposed Whiteman Edge Town Centre will allow us to provide much needed retail amenity and employment opportunities, with the opportunity to expand the size, scale and offering as the community and region grows in the future.

The proposed town centre will serve around 7,000 people in the region and include pedestrian linkage to the new $2 million adventure-themed Jungle Park located adjacent to the site and will be positioned near a future planned primary school.

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