20/05/2015 - 13:03

$450m expansion for Westfield Innaloo

20/05/2015 - 13:03

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$450m expansion for Westfield Innaloo
An artist's impression of the new Innaloo shops.

Shopping centre owner Scentre Group has lodged plans to spend $450 million expanding its Westfield Innaloo mall, with the proposal to cater for up to 500 apartments.

The redevelopment will result in the centre growing from 51,300 square metres to nearly 99,000sqm, which would make it the state’s second biggest shopping centre, behind Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City.

However AMP Capital is also advancing plans to expand two of its malls, Garden City Booragoon and Karrinyup Shopping Centre, to 120,000sqm and 113,000sqm, respectively.

Apartments are also a feature of plans to expand both those centres, as well as at Westfield Whitford City, where 739 dwellings are part of a major redevelopment.

Scentre Group is also planning to add 50,000sqm of retail space at Westfield Carousel, which would make it the largest mall in Perth at more than 130,000sqm.

Back at Innaloo, around 110 new shops will be created, taking the total number of retailers to 240.

The plan also includes a rooftop dining and entertainment precinct, including a new cinema complex.

An artist's impression of Scentre Group's bold design for the Innaloo shopping centre.

“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,” Scentre Group development general manager Roy Gruenpeter said.

The City of Stirling’s guidelines for its city centre precinct, of which the Innaloo shops are a part of, allow for up to 500 apartments to be built around the centre.

There are also opportunities to upgrade public transport facilities at the mall, Scentre Group said.

If approved by the north-west development assessment panel in coming months, the project will kick off late next year and be completed by early 2018.

Nearby, plans are also in motion for a $50 million revamp of the Innaloo Cinema Centre, including an Aldi discount supermarket.

That proposal was approved to go ahead in September last year. 

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