19/12/2019 - 13:54

DA lodged for Kardinya's $100m town centre

19/12/2019 - 13:54

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Kardinya’s $100 million new town centre is proposed to include a 12-storey apartment building and a redeveloped shopping centre and entertainment precinct, under plans lodged for approval this week.

DA lodged for Kardinya's $100m town centre
Kardinya's new town centre, as imagined by architects Hames Sharley. Image: Hames Sharley

Kardinya’s $100 million new town centre is proposed to include a 12-storey apartment building and a redeveloped shopping centre and entertainment precinct, under plans lodged for approval this week.

Business News reported last month that Kardinya Park Shopping Centre owner Con Berbatis was planning a major revamp of the 13,600 square metre centre, proposing to nearly double its retail floorspace and incorporate a large suite of recreational facilities.

Plans lodged for approval this week seek an increase in height and density at the site, to accommodate the apartments building, which is proposed to comprise 99 dwellings.

An Activity Centre Plan to facilitate the density changes is expected to be lodged in January.

Dr Berbatis said architecture firm Hames Sharley had created a fresh retail and town centre experience that delivers “more shopping, more dining and more fun”.

The redevelopment will include two supermarkets and a Kmart department store, a fresh food precinct, an entertainment precinct including a cinema, restaurants, a swimming pool and climbing walls, and increased medical, dental and veterinary services.

“We are actively pursuing cinema groups and swimming pool operators as part of the mix,” Dr Berbatis said.

“Community feedback has been really strong on those – and the business case for both is compelling with our location offering competitive advantages.”

Recreational facilities proposed as part of the Kardinya Park redevelopment. Image: Hames Sharley.

Dr Berbatis said the redevelopment had been significantly shaped by a comprehensive community engagement program.

“Locals have been waiting 20 years to see this amenity reimagined and repurposed,” he said.

“We’ve invested significantly in listening to them and have incorporated their feedback into the masterplan – this is really going to set the bar for the future of the retail and town centre experience at this scale.”

The development application has been lodged with the City of Melville and will be assessed by the Metropolitan Central Joint Development Assessment Panel within three months.

Dr Berbatis said if the project is approved, construction could begin early in the new financial year.

A significant residential component has been proposed as part of the redevelopment. Image: Hames Sharley

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