Hallett Cove Shopping Centre

The Hallett Cove Shopping Centre is a private sector project, managed and delivered by the owner, the Makris Group of Companies. The expansion of the Shopping Centre is closely linked with the development of the Connector Road.

By facilitating the conditions for the expansion of the shopping centre, the Connector Road will help to improve employment, social and community activity and community well-being. It will strengthen the local economy by generating more opportunities for businesses and employment.

 

Background 

Hallet Cove Shopping Centre Map

The current shopping centre does not adequately cater for the district community. The centre lacks comparative shopping, (e.g. a second supermarket) and has a very limited range of specialty shops and there are very few services located at the centre. The centre has been poorly developed and lacks integration of its various activities as well as practical considerations of matters such as vehicle access and integration of car parks.

Benefits for the community are:
  • Additional Employment During Shopping Centre Construction
    The redevelopment of the Centre will involve construction costs of $40m, and a further fit-out cost of $10m. During the construction period it is estimated that 99 full time equivalent positions would be directly generated.
  • Improved Employment Opportunities in Expanded Shopping Centre
    It is estimated that an additional 490 jobs will be created at the expanded Shopping Centre, including about 320 part-time or casual. Many would be suited to young people and students in the local area. It is expected that over 75% of these additional jobs would be taken by people living within 5kms of the Centre.
Key objectives

A more vibrant district centre will create a range of benefits to the community including:

  • Employment opportunities, especially for youth;
  • A greater range of retail activities and competitively priced shopping, e.g. second supermarket and discount department store;
  • The attraction of a greater range of services to the centre, such as, post office, banking facilities, medical services.
  • Opportunities for local restaurants and eateries which will create opportunities for community social activity.

Collectively the above will help to improve employment, social and community activity and community well-being. It will strengthen the local economy by generating more opportunities for businesses.

Approach

Funding will be provided from the private sector. Council is not involved in the delivery of this project.

The Makris Group is contributing to the cost of the Connector Road. 

 Prior and during construction Council in conjunction with the Makris Group (through newsletter, public meetings etc) will consult with and inform the community about:

  • construction timeframes
  • local traffic management
  • ongoing shopping centre operation

 

Timeline

This is a project by the private sector. The Makris Group commenced construction in February 2008 and completed the expanded shopping centre by Christmas 2009.