Posted April 12, 2019 07:24:12A shopping centre in Perth is set to become the first of its kind in Australia.
The iconic mall, built in 1960, will house a large mall and an office complex and is expected to become one of the biggest malls in Australia by the time it is up and running.
It will also host an exclusive mall featuring over 300 shops, restaurants and bars and will be able to host the opening and closing of the mall at any time of day.
The mall has attracted a number of big names, including Apple, Google and Starbucks.
Mall owner David Gorman says it will have a “unique retail and cultural identity”.
“It’s going to be an important place for people from across Australia and around the world to come to,” he said.
The mall will also be home to a shopping centre for the new shopping centre that will be completed in 2018.
“It will be the largest shopping centre built in Australia, with over 300 stores and restaurants,” Mr Gorman said.
“We’ve been building a brand new shopping and leisure centre and we’re now in a stage where it’s going through its final design phase.”
Mr Gorman also said he expected it to attract a number from overseas who had planned to visit Melbourne.
“I think the foreign buyer community is very keen to come in and visit,” he told 7.30.
Mr Gormans decision to open a new shopping mall in Melbourne comes after the City of Perth was given approval by the state government to build a shopping mall of its own.
The City of Adelaide had earlier approved a $3.7 billion shopping mall that will open next year.