THE Mandurah Forum redevelopment received the green light today.
The Peel Joint Development Assessment Panel approved the project after a unanimous endorsement from Mandurah City Council last week.
Federation Centres executive general manager of development and asset strategy Jonathan Timms said they had strong community support behind the project.
The Peel Joint Development Assessment Panel approved the plans which are in excess of $300 million.
The redevelopment will add more than 24,000 square metres of new retail floor space and 150 new retail stores.
�With a new resort-style casual alfresco dining precinct and contemporary expanded food court, Mandurah Forum is set to become a unique lifestyle destination for the whole family year-round,� Mr Timms said.
�We�re also improving customer convenience and access with a new rooftop car park with direct access from Pinjarra Road, Dower Street and Clarice Street which will provide close to 3,000 spaces in total.�
Subject to final investment approvals, construction is expected to begin within the next 12 months.
The redevelopment is estimated to create more than 700 permanent jobs at the Centre and more than 1,000 jobs during construction.
The redevelopment of Mandurah Forum is the third Western Australian project in Federation Centres� national redevelopment pipeline.
Halls Head Central is currently undergoing a $54 million redevelopment and in late 2014 Federation Centres unveiled its $39.4 million redevelopment of Warnbro Central.
Across Australia, Federation Centres has three additional redevelopments currently underway with a combined value of $243.2 million.