ELLENBROOK�S main shopping centre is set for expansion, with its owners today announcing it will start building a new retail area for large shops.
Labelled the �bulky goods precinct�, shops there will generally be those that sell 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.
Insurance Commission of Western Australia, who owns the shopping centre, plans to open the bulky goods precinct next year.
The commission�s chief executive Rod Whithear said the first stage 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 that the bulky goods establishment was separate to the stage three expansion of the shopping centre, which has been planned for some time.