Apartment complex proposed as part of shopping centre redevelopment

The proposed apartment complex at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre.
The proposed apartment complex at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre.

THE people behind the $100 million redevelopment planned for Kardinya Park Shopping Centre have lodged a development application and revealed plans for a 12-storey housing tower at the site.

The development application (DA) and associated activity centre plan (ACP) will seek an increase in height and density to accommodate the housing development, which is proposed to have 99 apartments.

The DA asks for a retail floor space increase from 13,776sq m to 21,244sq m, a further 6724sq m for entertainment, recreation or cultural purposes, along with business offices and service industries.

Among the other highlights are two supermarkets, a Kmart, greater fresh food focus, and a food, beverage and entertainment precinct with cinemas, restaurants, swimming pool and climbing pools.

Increased specialities and services such as medical, dental and veterinary are proposed along with extensive shaded parking and level parking in a multi-deck carpark.

The DA was lodged December 16 and the ACP is expected to be lodged in mid-January.

Owner Con Berbatis said he was keen for the centre to include a health and wellness centre offering comprehensive services including medical, dental, imaging and diagnostic services as well as veterinary.

“We are actively pursuing cinema groups and swimming pool operators as part of the mix,” he said.

“Community feedback has been really strong on those and the business case for both is compelling, with our location offering competitive advantages.”

An artist’s impression of the redevelopment.

Dr Berbatis said the DA marked a significant milestone in the way the plans had addressed ongoing community demand.

“Locals have been waiting 20 years to see this amenity reimagined and repurposed,” he said.

“We’ve invested significantly in listening to them and have incorporated their feedback into the masterplan; this is really going to set the bar for the future of the retail and town centre experience at this scale.”