AFTER a year of rumours, it has been confirmed German supermarket chain Aldi will build a store at Morley Galleria.
Derrick Ernst Neighbourhood Centre, which cares for 38 children, and Morley Library will move from the site to make way for the discount store.
A Vicinity Centres spokeswoman said the Galleria team were “delighted” to announce Aldi would open at the shopping centre next year.
She said a new freestanding store would be constructed.
“Galleria (is) set to offer even greater convenience and choice with Coles, Woolworths and Aldi all available at one of Perth’s largest shopping centres,” she said.
She said Vicinity Centres and the Perron Group, co-owners of Galleria, would continue to work with City of Bayswater on the relocation of the childcare and library.
Construction has begun on a new Derrick Ernst Neighbourhood Centre at the old West Morley Pre-Primary School site, which is set to be opened in July.
However, the lease on the centre’s current home at Morley Galleria will run out at the end of April.
Bayswater Childcare Association is concerned about a two-month period where they would not have a home.
Morley Library will relocate to the Les Hansman Community Centre by the end of May, with building works underway.
The library will close temporarily.
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