Public input ‘critical’ to shopping centre redevelopment

The $500 million development is set to expand the 64,000sq m shopping centre to approximately 114,000sq m, with 151 multiple dwellings included.

Significant modifications will be made to the surrounding road network as well as upgrades to the Karrinyup bus station.

The new site will feature a piazza on the western side and additional floor space, which would include specially designed spaces for anchor tenants, expected to be filled by high-end fashion and department stores.

The redevelopment height will range between two and seven storeys, with new entrances to the west, south and east.

The City of Stirling has contacted more than 600 residents, informing them of the development application, with a public consultation period open until April 26.

A Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) will determine the development, where the City of Stirling will submit a responsible authority report.

Deputy Mayor David Lagan said the public consultation period would be critical in forming the report to the JDAP.

‘The City is required to assess all applications on their merits and is carrying out public consultation on the Karrinyup Shopping Centre proposal,’ Mr Lagan said.

‘Comments from the community will help the City form a view on various aspects of the proposal. The City’s view or recommendation will be provided in a report to the North West Joint Development Assessment Panel.

‘The proposal is being advertised extensively and I encourage residents and the general public to put their views forward.’

The City of Stirling will conduct community consultation sessions at the Karrinyup Library on Thursday, March 26, from 6pm-8pm and Saturday, March 28, from 10am to 12pm.