HUNDREDS of shoppers turned out for the opening of the $350 million Mandurah Forum redevelopment.
Sherylee Parker, Trisha Ferris and Christine Havlin started waiting outside Mecca Maxima at 5.45am this morning to get their free showbag and take advantage of the specials.
“I love Mecca makeup,” Mrs Havlin said.
“I am a makeup junkie.
“I’ve worked at Big W in the cosmetics department in Mandurah for about nine years.”
Hundreds of people crowded outside David Jones and were entertained by models.
The official opening kicked off in the fashion mall at 7.30am.
Mandurah Primary School students performed for dignitaries.
Mandurah MLA David Templeman described the redevelopment as magnificent.
He said he had been in Mandurah for about 30 years and remembered the forum as a cluster of a few shops.
Mr Templeman encouraged residents to buy local and support local businesses.
The dining precinct complete with a water oasis and the new food court with indoor-outdoor playground facilities were unveiled today.