Read about the investment and development in our retail sector.
This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 51 - April 2016.
Major retailers in the City of Marion are showing their faith in the future of the economy by investing hundreds of millions of dollars in new developments.
Defying the online shopping boom, retailers remain the city’s biggest employer, providing around 4800 jobs - 22.4 per cent of all jobs based in the City of Marion.
Businesses throughout the City of Marion generate an estimated $5.6 billion of sales each year with about $490 million of that figure coming from retailers.
Here, we look at four recent and current developments which are increasing economic activity, creating jobs and providing more choices for consumers.
The figures shown reflect development costs lodged with Council and do not include furnishings or fit outs.
Westfield Marion Shopping Centre
South Australia’s largest shopping centre attracts about 15.5 million visits per year and is set to become even bigger.
Work began in November last year on a five-year $350 million redevelopment which will increase the floor area of the centre from 132,222 sqm to 151,435 sqm.
The upgrade is expected to add 65 shops across two levels, 10 restaurants and cafes and more than 1000 parking spaces.
The first stage includes a new fresh food precinct and a branch of the Aldi German discount chain.
Castle Plaza Shopping Centre
The City of Marion granted planning consent in October last year for a $14 million addition to Castle Plaza Shopping Centre.
The development will be on the northern side of the centre and includes an extension of the mall and a new entrance adjacent to Raglan Avenue.
Hallett Cove Shopping Centre
Aldi opened a $2.5 million supermarket at the centre in February this year. This adds to the centre’s major expansion in 2008.
Park Holme Shopping Centre.
The City of Marion granted planning consent for a new $200,000 retail tenancy of 158 sqm on the south-western side of the shopping centre in December last year. This builds on the centre’s $2.3 million expansion in 2012.
You can speak to staff at the planning desk at the City of Marion Administration Centre, 245 Sturt Rd, Sturt or call Development Services on 8375 6600.
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City Limits Magazine
The City Limits Magazine is a community publication that keeps Marion residents in touch with what is happening in their community. It includes information about major projects, council initiatives and events, as well as profiles of community members.
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