Thousands have their say on Cockburn Gateway expansion

An artist impression of the proposed Cockburn Gateway expansion.
An artist impression of the proposed Cockburn Gateway expansion.

MORE than 5000 people have had their say on Cockburn Gateway Shopping City’s future.

The next stage of the shopping centre’s expansion is expected to begin this year, with shoppers invited to fill out the Growing with Cockburn survey telling developers Perron Group what they would like to see included.

Perron Group property investment general manager Andrew Byars said 98 per cent of respondents had been in favour of their plans, which catered for more shops, dining and a cinema complex.

He said the outdoor dining, cinema and a community space had been most highly rated.

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“We are invested in listening to locals, hearing directly from them about what they want in their local area for themselves and their family,” he said.

“We are reviewing additional dining and entertainment options with three restaurants joining the existing mix in the first stage, a very popular request from the survey.

“The community clearly wants more dining, with outdoor/alfresco options highly requested.

“Family friendly entertainment was also very popular, delivering a place to relax that allows the community to stay local.

“The first stage will deliver just that, the start of a very exciting space for the community.”

The Growing with Cockburn questionnaire has been deactivated but will be reopened as the program progresses.

Register at www.cockburngateway.com.au/WhatsComing to keep up to date with plans.