02/07/2020 - 10:08

Erceg launches Busselton project

02/07/2020 - 10:08

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Busselton will soon be home to a new indoor market, designed to showcase South West growers, artists and businesses.

The 80,000sqm Busselton Power Centre site will be redeveloped into Origins Market, anticipated to open late 2021. Image: Erceg Management

Busselton will soon be home to a new indoor market, designed to showcase South West growers, artists and businesses.

The Origins Market project will comprise more than 100 stalls featuring local produce and goods, as well as microbreweries, distilleries, long-table dining, a range of eateries and tastings, edible gardens, rooftop beehives and more.  

Landowner and property developer Erceg Management started the first stage of Origins Market this week, breaking ground on the 80,000 square metres Busselton Power Centre site on West Street.

Erceg Management started earthworks on the site yesterday.

The group said it had already invested $50 million into the site and plans to invest an additional $50 million to create commercial, leisure and retail spaces for Busselton.

Erceg Management managing director Allan Erceg said his vision was to “leave a legacy for the South West”, following his previous passion project, as owner of the Mandoon Estate in the Swan Valley.

“Origins Market will be an incubator for emerging creatives and businesses that define the region, and will provide a place to celebrate all that’s great about the region, a place for both locals and visitors to engage with the region’s farmers, producers, winemakers, artisans, and creators – all under one roof so it can be a year-round offering,” Mr Erceg said.

“Our intent is to encourage and grow local capacity, regional development and provide local employment opportunities.”

The company estimates the project will create 250 jobs during the construction phase and an additional 200 jobs when Origins Market opens.

“This is a significant investment for our business and we are committed to providing a long-term opportunity for growers, artists and creators in the south west to showcase their produce and talent,” Mr Erceg said.

“Busselton is experiencing a steady population increase, particularly in young families and working professionals. When the new airport is operating as a gateway to Margaret River and beyond, we’ll see further growth in tourist numbers and Origins Market will showcase a taste of what this region has to offer.

“With the Busselton foreshore redevelopment and the new BEACH arts centre, Origins Market will provide a further reason for visitors to enjoy Busselton and create an opportunity for growth across all businesses in the town.”  

Origins Market is anticipated to open late 2021.  

An artist's impression of Origins Market. 

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