Hundreds of extra parking bays added as details of Innaloo Shopping Centre’s $450 million redevelopment finalised

An artist’s impression of the development from Oswald Street.
An artist’s impression of the development from Oswald Street.

SCENTRE Group is finalising the finer details of its $450 million redevelopment of Innaloo Shopping Centre.

The Metro North West Development Assessment Panel agreed to various changes to the application at last week’s meeting.

These included allowing for flexibility in the design of the Oswald Street roundabout to accommodate drivers and cyclists, removing a service lane for access to abutting homes and limiting the right turn lane into Oswald from Ellen Stirling Boulevard to a maximum of 110m.

The applicant is now required to “demonstrate engagement with affected landowners” regarding the Sarich Court extension rather than the extension being subject to their approval.

Urbis associate director Sean Morrison presented on behalf of Scentre Group and said discussions with the State Government were ongoing regarding the lease of a section of Oswald Street by the City of Stirling – which will become a town square and feature two bridges connecting the centre.

He had sought to change a condition to specify a 99-year lease of the “bridge reserve” but an advice note was instead added that said the City did not object to the 99-year term.

Other changes include an additional 228 parking bays, moving the relocated Event Cinemas from level three to four, reducing the retail floor space, as well as changes to ramps and internal vehicle movements.

Some works such as the Sarich Court extension will not have to proceed if made redundant because of the State Government extension of Stephenson Avenue.

Scentre Group is required to pay the Public Transport Authority $350,000 annually for five years for the provision of an additional bus service between the centre and Stirling station, and pay for upgrades to Scarborough Beach Road, Ellen Stirling Boulevard, Oswald Street, Sarich Court, King Edward Road, and Cedric Street.

Preparation works have started at the site and the development is expected to be completed in 2019.