Alkimos set to get third shopping centre

An artist's impression of the Shorehaven Village shopping centre.
An artist's impression of the Shorehaven Village shopping centre.

A THIRD supermarket in Alkimos looks set to be approved.

The North West Metropolitan Development Assessment Panel (DAP) is scheduled to consider a City of Wanneroo report recommending approval for a Woolworths shopping centre this Thursday.

The $12.5 million proposal, submitted by Taylor Robinson Architects for owner Shorehaven Village Pty Ltd, would feature a supermarket, 11 commercial and retail tenancies, and a 210-bay parking lot.

It would be on almost 13ha of a subdivided 17.8ha Shorehaven Boulevard block near Waterfront Park in the Peet estate.

Proposed uses include amusement facility, art gallery, bakery, bank, beauty parlour, consulting rooms, costume hire, dry cleaning, hairdresser and liquor store. There is also scope to include a laundromat, lunch bar, medical centre, office, restaurant, shop, showroom, takeaway outley, video hire and vet clinic.

The City’s report said including on-street parking would result in a “negligible” shortfall of nine car bays, although six on-street bays could be removed in future for a bus embayment on Commander Drive.

It said a Public Transport Authority submission requested the bus stop for future services to connect to the proposed Alkimos and Eglinton train stations.

“There is currently no bus route along Commander Drive and PTA advised it may be a number of years until the bus route and embayment would be required,” it said.

Because it is in a bushfire prone area with a risk of ember attack, one of the 16 recommended conditions requires the applicant to provide a bushfire management plan before works start.

The panel will meet at 9.30am on September 22 at the Wanneroo Civic Centre.

BACKGROUND: Comment wanted on proposed shopping centre

Approvals are already in place for a shopping centre with an IGA off Marmion Avenue in the Alkimos Beach estate and another with Coles in the Trinity estate.

Last week, the panel considered amendments to the former – the $15 million Gateway commercial precinct – which is currently being built. Those changes included an alfresco seating area on the corner of Turnstone Street and Graceful Boulevard, and adding permitted uses of takeaway outlet and consultancy rooms to two of its 25 tenancies.

It also replaced a shop entrance at that corner with a big window. The applicant said the other entry off Graceful Boulevard would be sufficient and no supermarket in WA had two entrances.

In April, the DAP approved plans for the $17.5 million Trinity Village shopping, which will feature a Coles supermarket, near the corner of Santorini Promenade and Marmion Avenue.

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