COLES Property Director Greg Chubb and Andrew Barr say a full line Coles supermarket will be the anchor tenant for the new Amaroo Group Centre.
The centre will include a 2,300 to 2,500sqm supermarket, a Liquorland, around 1100sqm of space for between five to 10 specialty retail shops, more than 30 residential apartments and parking for around 160 cars.
The construction phase will create around 200 jobs and work is expected to commence in the latter part 2015 and take approximately 15 – 18 months to complete, with the centre expected to open for business during the 2016-17 financial year.
The development will provide 150 ongoing jobs in Coles and Liquorland and additional jobs in the centre’s specialty retail outlets.
“The inclusion of medium density residential apartments as part of a new group centre development, confirms the ACT Government’s ongoing commitment to provide Canberrans with the opportunity of living closer to services and major public transport routes,” Andrew said.
Additional medium density housing will also be constructed in the areas adjacent to the centre.
Coles Property Director Greg Chubb said that, “Amaroo is a growing suburb in Canberra with great potential.”
“Our development will mean local residents can have a full-line supermarket for the first time in their suburb.”
He also confirmed that local architectural firm Cox and other local consultants would be used to provide concept plans and building and engineering services.