THE fencing is down on second stage works linking two shopping centres in Forrestfield with an outdoor community place and meeting point.
New facilities at Forrestfield Forum & Marketplace provide alfresco dining and a children’s nature play hub.
Property manager Hawaiian chief executive Russell Gibbs said the design was about giving customers a place to dine and play outside the shopping centres.
“We want to create shopping centres that add to local residents’ lifestyle,” he said.
The first new food tenant, Big T’z American Diner, opened on Friday last week with Dome to move in by mid-2017.
Santa Claus will be at the centre on Saturday, December 17, from 10.30am to noon, with free children’s activities of storytelling, face painting and craft making.
He will be available for photographs in his grotto from 11am to 2pm every day until Christmas Eve. And, instead of waiting in line, customers will be able to find their Santa Claus photo on the shopping centre’s Facebook page.
Visitors also have the chance to win up to $500 worth of Christmas shopping and on Christmas Eve there will be carol singing from 10am to noon.
Hawaiian, Foodbank and Anglicare WA have teamed up for the fourth year to help thousands of people struggling over the festive season.
Shoppers can leave any donated food or gifts in the giving boxes in front of Coles and Woolworths until January 10, or donate online at www. hawaiian.com.au.