WORK on a coastal village centre in Alkimos will start in 2016 with plans for a Woolworths supermarket, developers say.
Shorehaven developer Peet Limited and Woolworths recently announced a 3200sq m supermarket and more than 16 specialty stores for the estate coastal precinct.
There will be a Woolworths fuel station on the corner of Marmion Avenue and Shorehaven Boulevard.
Alkimos Progress Association secretary Hayden Morgan said the supermarket would be a place to see and meet neighbours.
‘At the moment, the nearest shopping centre is at least 7km away in Jindalee or Yanchep, and the nearest petrol station is in Butler,’ the father-of-two said.
‘The new supermarket will only be around 2km away from our home so it will be very convenient ” it will even be close enough for the kids to pop down to the shops to pick things up themselves.’ Woolworths property manager Tim Macmillian said the supermarket would create more than 120 ongoing retail positions once completed in late 2017.
Peet Limited managing director and chief executive Brendan Gore said the supermarket giant’s investment was a sign of confidence in the future of the region.
‘This is an important milestone for Perth’s fast-growing north-west corridor,’ Mr Gore said.
‘Peet is investing around half a billion dollars in the local area through the development of roads, infrastructure and community facilities.’
Since the first land release in December 2009, more than 700 lots have sold in the 241ha Shorehaven estate, expected to ultimately have about 3000 homes.
Work is under way on a 4ha foreshore park, due open early 2015.
Population forecasts for Alkimos Eglinton region, which includes five estates under development, predict it will become home to 50,000 over the next 30 years.
nAlkimos Progress Association will hold its AGM on Thursday, November 13, from 7.30pm at the Butler Community Centre.
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