BUTLER Central’s supermarket will open mid-December, with the rest of the shopping centre to open in March.
A Woolworths spokesman said the supermarket in the $35 million retail development would open in time for Christmas and trade alongside Dan Murphy’s liquor store, which is already open.
“The new community hub on the corner of Butler Boulevard and Camborne Parkway will also feature a public town square, located centrally on ‘Eat Street’, providing a range of exciting restaurants and cafes,” he said.
The spokesman said the second stage launch in mid-March would include more than 25 speciality retailers, the ‘Eat Street’ precinct and the town square that connects to Butler Station.
Brighton estate developer Satterley Property Group expects interest from more major retailers when it releases the final commercial sites in Butler, with Aldi, BCF, McDonalds and a medical centre among the existing businesses.
“This is prime commercial land surrounded by a thriving and growing community,” chief executive Nigel Satterley said.
“The commercial sites in the business park north are located along Landbeach Avenue which is adjacent to the future freeway access and high traffic areas including Marmion Avenue and is walking distance to the Butler train station.
“This is prime retail land in one of the fastest-growing population corridors in the country, with the population within the cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo expected to grow to around 470,000 people in the next four years.”
Mr Satterley said the commercial land still available totalled 4ha and was presently divided between 17 separate sites of 1089-5244sq m.
The Brighton district centre precinct plan’s permitted uses include retail, commercial and entertainment.