GERMAN discount supermarket chain Aldi could be the newest store to come to Federation Centres’ Morley Galleria.
It was announced in October 2014 that Aldi would invest more than $450 million in Western Australia to develop about 70 stores across the state in two years.
An Aldi spokeswoman said the company had identified Morley as a catchment area with sites of interest.
“We are in the early stages of planning and will be able to share further details once our plans progress,” she said.
The news Aldi could come to Morley followed Bayswater council last year voting during a closed-door meeting to move the Morley library to the Morley Sport and Recreation Centre by 2016.
The City’s peppercorn lease of the Federation-owned Morley library site is due to end in December.
Mayor Sylvan Albert said while negotiations were still underway, the lease might not be renewed and as a result, the City had to look at alternatives for the library in Morley city centre.
Morley Galleria is also home to the City-run Max Tulley Office and Information Centre and a day care centre, with council discussion earlier this year about moving them to a new multi-million dollar Les Hansman Community Centre in Morley.
A Federation Centres spokesman said the Galleria was part of the company’s national development plans but would not comment on redevelopment opportunities.
Consideration for Aldi to come to Morley followed Spudshed’s application for a superstore at Coventry Village.