REMAINING development in Butler is centred on its commercial strip, with the main shopping centre due to open later this year.
Almost 15,000 people live in about 6000 dwellings built since residential development started more than 16 years ago.
Satterley Property Group has less than 10 home sites left to sell in Brighton estate, with four on the market and the rest to be released in coming years.
It has sold 17ha of commercial land on the 1.6km commercial strip along Butler Boulevard, with some lots in the northern section due to be released later this year.
That strip includes the Woolworths landholding opposite Butler train station, where construction is in progress to build a $35 million shopping centre.
A Woolworths spokesman said construction was “progressing well” for the centre, which would include a supermarket, Dan Murphy’s liquor store and more than 30 specialty retailers.
“The development – which has created hundreds of construction jobs and will continue to support an ongoing retail workforce – will launch in two stages,” he said.
“Dan Murphy’s store (is) expected to open in July and the Woolworths supermarket towards the end of the year.
“The new community hub on the corner of Butler Boulevard and Camborne Parkway will also feature a public town square and restaurant or cafe precinct facing Central Avenue.”
Satterley chief executive Nigel Satterley said he aimed to create communities designed for modern living.
“We don’t just look at housing lots, but schools, shops, transport, retail and commercial precincts and sporting facilities,” he said.
Other companies already trading on the commercial strip include McDonalds, Jetts, Petstock, Bridgestone Select, Red Rooster, KFC, Coles Express, Aldi, BCF, Kitchen Witch, Supercheap Auto, 7 Eleven, State Swim and Butler Boulevard Medical Centre.
Woolworths also has development approval to build a $12.5 million shopping centre in Alkimos.
Construction is in progress on another Alkimos shopping centre that will include a Coles supermarket on Santorini Promenade.