No 2014 opening for Butler mall

No 2014 opening for Butler mall

Previously touted to open this year, the shopping centre proposed for an 8ha site owned by Woolworths on Camborne Parkway is still pending development approval.

Woolworths lodged a development application for the Butler Marketplace with the north west metropolitan Development Assessment Panel (DAP) last July, but a meeting date has not yet been set for the panel to consider it.

‘We have been working with the City of Wanneroo on our design and plans and hope the development application will be approved in the coming months,’ Woolworths media relations manager Bianca Agius said.

‘The proposed development will create more than 1000 new local jobs including full-time, part-time and casual roles when the development is complete and construction roles during the development.’

She said the Marketplace, which would include a supermarket, Big W, liquor store and specialty retailers and services, would take 12 months to build, so it would not open in 2014.

A DAP spokeswoman said a report on the application was due in March, so a meeting date had not yet been set.

A Masters Home Improvement store is nearing completion and the Butler train station is still expected to start offering passenger services in late 2014.