City of Bayswater to host special meeting tonight to discuss $800m Morley Galleria revamp

Morley Galleria.
Morley Galleria.

AN $800 million transformation of Morley Galleria will be discussed at a special City of Bayswater council meeting tonight.

After the City sought community feedback, council will now make a recommendation to the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel about the project.

Council will also decide about proposed modifications to the Morley Activity Centre Structure Plan and an amendment to the town planning scheme.

The proposal from co-owners Vicinity Centres and Perron Group aimed to change the current “big box” shopping centre, with blank concrete walls surrounded by a “sea of parking”.

The plans set out the creation of a town square and main street, multi-deck carparks, a primary entrance that will front the bus station and alfresco dining along Bishop Street and within a proposed Russell Street Plaza area.

More than 100 shops offices, entertainment venues, health and community services are set to feature in the centre.

The Water Corporation water basin would be relocated and upgraded.

The plan estimates about 7000 direct and indirect jobs would be created after completion and 3800 during construction.

The meeting will be held at the council chambers tonight at 6.30pm.

There is also an item about the status of the chief executive, after council decided it would not renew her contract last month.