Artist's impression of the $750 million redevelopment of Garden City.

Lifestyle offerings prominent in $5bn retail centres upgrade

Western Australia’s soft economy and slowing population growth have not discouraged shopping precinct owners from moving forward with multimillion-dollar plans to develop their retail destinations beyond a mere shopping experience.

Fast fashion brands and flagship stores, fine dining choices and niche bars, revamped cinemas, bowling alleys and garden spaces are among the offerings retail developers hope will provide the shopping public with a more diversified experience.

Analysis undertaken by Y Research revealed that WA had more than a dozen retail property developments in the pipeline, collectively representing nearly $5 billion worth of investment.


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Gross lettable area

3rd↓Westfield Carousel82,338
4th-Galleria Shopping Centre80,757
5th-Garden City Booragoon72,221
6th-Rockingham Shopping Centre61,833
7th↑Midland Gate Shopping Centre56,373
159 shopping centres ranked by gross lettable area (gla) in m2

Number of Employees

Fashion Retail Precincts

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