Labelled the bulky goods precinct, shops there will generally be those selling larger items from warehouse-style buildings.
The expansion of The Shops At Ellenbrook will be separate to the existing building in an undeveloped parcel of land at the corner of Pinaster Parade and The Promenade.
The first tenant in the highly visible area will be First Choice Liquor Store.
The Insurance Commission of WA, which owns the shopping centre, plans to officially open the bulky goods precinct next year.
Commission chief executive Rod Whithear said stage one of the project had council approval and would go out to tender soon.
�The development of the bulky goods precinct represents another step to ensure that Ellenbrook, as one of fastest growing urban areas in Perth, has the facilities to meet all community needs,� Mr Whithear said.
The Shops� bulky goods precinct will be built progressively over the 4.3 hectare site.
Mr Whithear said the bulky goods establishment was separate to the stage three expansion of the shopping centre, which has been planned for some time.