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May 4, 2017

An amended development application, which proposed the addition of a cinema at the soon to be redeveloped Karrinyup Shopping Centre, was approved by the Metro North West Joint Development Assessment Panel at its meeting on 13 April 2017.  Planning approval was first granted in August 2015.

The cinema will be approximately 6,200m2 and located above the Level 2 parking area adjacent to Karrinyup Road.

The amended development application also included an additional 2.686m2 of retail floorspace at ground level and Level 1 over the old Bankwest site adjacent to Davenport Street and modifications throughout the parking areas.

The Centre’s development manager, AMP Capital, called on Rowe Group’s expertise with shopping centre redevelopment to prepare a Development Application.  In the absence of an appropriate planning framework, Rowe Group collaborated with the Department of Planning to prepare a comprehensive Development Application that addressed all the requirements and objectives of State Planning Policy No. 4.2 – Activity Centres for Perth and Peel (‘SPP 4.2’).

Rowe Group’s expertise and understanding of SPP 4.2, negotiation capabilities and relationship with the Department of Planning resulted in the planning approval being issued prior to the adoption of the Activity Centre Structure Plan.

With the latest planning approval, AMP and UniSuper are keen to get the redevelopment under way as soon as possible.  Construction will likely commence at the end of 2017.