Construction starts on $87 million Coast shopping centre
CONSTRUCTION is under way on a new shopping centre after Stockland's Birtinya Town Centre masterplan development received state and local government approval.
Stockland managing director and CEO, Mark Steinert, said the $830 million masterplan defined a vision for a mixed-use precinct for the $5 billion Oceanside community.
"With the region's above average population growth, 130,000 residents are forecast to live within the main trade area by 2031," Mr Steinert said.
"Our vision for the Birtinya Town Centre is to deliver a true people's place, with lifestyle amenity for the community now and into the future."
Stockland group executive John Schroder said earthworks on the $87 million shopping centre had begun.
"Stockland Birtinya will be the heart of this vibrant and thriving future town centre featuring a flagship Coles and Aldi supermarket, two mini-majors, an open-air, late-night dining precinct, some 30 specialty retailers and 522 carparking spaces," Mr Schroder said.
"Upon completion of the first stage next year, this new centre will service a primary trade area of 15,000 people, offering a diverse dining, entertainment and retail offering."
Stockland will also develop a service station and two drive-thru tenancies adjacent to the shopping centre in the first stage of development.
A second stage of the shopping centre will be developed in future stages taking the total retail to 20,000 square metres.