Kmart fanatics count down to the opening of a new store in Ellenbrook

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KMART fanatics are counting down until the opening of a new store in Ellenbrook as part of a $63 million expansion of Ellenbrook Central.

The discount retailer has created a massive, cult following across the country, spawning Facebook pages Kmart Bargains, Kmart Mums Australia and Kmart Hacks which have hundreds of thousands of followers.

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Ellenbrook Central owners Vicinity Centres said work on the expansion is expected to start mid-to-late 2019.

Ellenbrook Central. Photo: David Baylis

“The development involves the addition of approximately 12,000 square metres of new retail space, introducing a new Kmart, three mini majors, 16 new specialty retailers, two new pad sites and additional car parking,” a spokesperson said.

“Situated within one of the strongest growth corridors in Western Australia, the project will reinforce Ellenbrook Central as a dominant centre for outer north eastern Perth and capture additional trade from the growth corridor.”