WITH a town square, alfresco dining and multi-level parking, an $800 million project is set to transform Morley Galleria.
Co-owners Vicinity Centres and Perron Group have lodged an application with City of Bayswater to redevelop the Galleria, set to be considered by the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel.
The proposal aims 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.
A Vicinity Centres spokeswoman said the estimated $800 million expansion aimed to make the Galleria one of Perth’s best retail destinations.
“The proposed Galleria development will increase the centre retail floor space from approximately 73,000sq m to around 128,000sq m in the first stage,” she said.
“Lodging our development application is the first step and the project is subject to further regulatory and company approvals.”
The Water Corporation water basin would be relocated and upgraded.
The plan estimates some 7000 direct and indirect jobs would be created after completion and 3800 during construction.
The City will assess the application and seek community feedback.
Copies of the proposal are available at the City of Bayswater website, the civic centre, Morley Library or the Max Tulley Office and Information Centre at the Galleria, and submissions close July 11.