Centre Redevelopment

Galleria Redevelopment Project

Co-owners of Galleria, Vicinity Centres and Perron Group recently lodged an amended development application for the proposed redevelopment of Galleria with the City of Bayswater. This amended development application will be considered by the City of Bayswater and the Metro Central Development Assessment Panel in coming months. 

The lodgement of this amended application is the next step in realising the whole future vision for Galleria and includes modifications to the previously approved Russell Street and Bishop Street entries, improvements to traffic flow, and cyclist and pedestrian access. It will also include changes to the layout and design of the proposed fashion mall.

We know the broader Morley area is a vibrant, diverse community who love where they live, and we want to make sure we create something truly special which reflects those things.

We continue to work through a number of pre-conditions for the development, which include the approval of the amended Development Application as well as investment approvals from the boards of Galleria’s co-owners, Vicinity Centres and Perron Group. We will continue to keep the community updated through various channels when appropriate.

Development FAQ’s

Why have you lodged another development application?
The lodgement of this amended application is the next step in realising the whole future vision for Galleria and its surrounding areas. We are ensuring that the proposed Galleria development truly reflects the needs and wants of its diverse and vibrant community.
What is different in this application to the previous one?
The amendment includes the following proposed changes: Modifications to the previously approved Russell Street and Bishop Street entries, including improvements to traffic flow, and cyclist and pedestrian access. Updated Russell Street and Bishop Street square facades and changes to the layout and design of the proposed fashion mall.
This development application also includes long term future planning of site and covers additional residential and commercial development opportunities across the next 15 or so years.
When are works planned to start? This has been taking a long time?
We are still in the early stages of our planned development of Galleria, but we know the broader Morley area is a vibrant, diverse community who love where they live, and we want to make sure we create something truly special which reflects those things. We are working towards a start date and will keep our community and stakeholders updated as we progress
Why is Galleria being redeveloped?
Galleria has been serving customers for more than 20 years, and to provide the community with a vibrant new retail, lifestyle and entertainment offer we need to expand and revitalise our centre. The proposed major redevelopment and expansion will see Galleria become a Super Regional centre and one of Perth’s leading retail and leisure destinations.
What will the revitalised centre offer customers? 
Currently anchored by major retailers Myer, Kmart, Target, Coles and Woolworths, the proposed Galleria development will significantly increase the centre retail floor space from the current 74,000 square metres.
The transformational development will include additional specialty stores targeting international brands, Australian designers and fashion stores, as well as offering the latest discount department store and supermarket concepts.
Fresh food and dining experiences will feature throughout with a new restaurant and casual dining precinct, an innovative new gourmet fresh food market hall and a cutting-edge dining court to offer greater vibrancy and choice.
The plans also include a new leisure and entertainment zone, an urban plaza to Russell Street along with additional multideck parking, with the aim to position Galleria as the ‘day out destination’ of choice for the Perth community.
What retailers and brands will open at the new Galleria?
Leasing arrangements are yet to be finalised but as we move from planning to construction we’re looking forward to keeping you up-to-date with what new retailers we’ll welcome to the revitalised Galleria.
Will the existing centre change in the redevelopment?
Yes it will. As part of the proposed redevelopment we will take the opportunity to upgrade the entire existing centre. The intent will be to design an exciting and premium shopping experience, with the latest retail offerings and store fit outs, including a fresh food hall area, exciting food and dining experiences as well as striking modern amenities and contemporary finishes.
Is the car park and roads surrounding the centre also being redeveloped?
Customer convenience and accessibility will be enhanced with additional car parking including new multi deck car parks and road upgrades, as well as revitalised customer entrances.
We will work with Main Roads and the City of Bayswater to alleviate congestion, increase safety and provide better access to Galleria.
How much will the redevelopment of Galleria cost?
Vicinity Centres and Perron Group have proposed to invest approximately $500 million to extensively redevelop Galleria in the first stage.
Who is funding the project?
The owners of Galleria, Vicinity Centres and Perron Group, will be funding the redevelopment.
When will the redevelopment begin?
We continue to work through a number of pre-conditions for the development, which includes lodging for an amended Development Application for approval as well as investment approvals from the boards of Galleria’s co-owners, Vicinity Centres and Perron Group.
Subject to all regulatory and company approvals we estimate construction will begin in 2019.
I thought Galleria had an approved Development Application?
Yes, the Metro Central Development Assessment Panel and the City of Swan approved our overall development application in September 2016. However, due to improvements to the overall scheme, we need to submit another development application for approval by both the City of Bayswater and the Metro Central Development Assessment Panel.
When do you expect this second development application will be approved?
We anticipated that we will receive approval in early 2019.
When will the redevelopment be complete?
We continue to work through a number of pre-conditions for the development, which includes lodging for an amended Development Application as well as investment approvals from the boards of Galleria’s co-owners, Vicinity Centres and Perron Group.
Subject to all regulatory and company approvals we estimate construction will begin in 2019.
Will the Centre continue to trade during the redevelopment?
Yes. Galleria will continue to trade while we redevelop the centre.
Will the construction work be dangerous for staff, customers or visitors?
The health, safety and wellbeing of our customers, staff and all stakeholders involved in the development will be our number one priority and is non-negotiable. An industry leading Design and Construction Partner that has a proven track record of successfully delivering major retail developments will be appointed to undertake and successfully complete the work.
How can I keep up to date with the redevelopment of Galleria?
We are committed to keeping you updated on the latest news on the future development of Galleria. We look forward to working with you as our proposed redevelopment progresses. You can keep up to date with all the redevelopment news via the centre’s Facebook page and website.
What is the approval process for this project?
We continue to work through a number of pre-conditions for the development, which include the lodging of the amended Development Application for approval as well as investment approvals from the boards of Galleria’s co-owners, Vicinity Centres and Perron Group.
I’ve been hearing a lot about mixed used development? What this?
Mixed-use development is a type of urban development that blends residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or entertainment uses, where those functions are physically and functionally integrated, and that provides pedestrian connections. In the long-term future, we see Galleria evolving to include these elements and as such are starting to plan for this.
What is the timeframe on mixed use development happening at Galleria?
As we are planning for the long-term future of Galleria, we anticipate these opportunities will be released over the next 15 or so years.
Are you building a hotel at Galleria?
As part of our long-term future development plans, we are investigating many options to create world class destinations that reflect the needs and wants of our visitors, and this may include development of commercial offices, hotels and residential buildings in some of our assets, as has been the case at Chadstone or The Glen for instance.
Are residential apartments being built?
As part of our long-term future development plans, we are investigating many options to create world class destinations that reflect the needs and wants of our visitors, and this may in the future include development of commercial offices, hotels and residential buildings in some of our assets, as has been the case at Chadstone or The Glen for instance.
What is happening with the Water Basin works?
We are continuing to work closely with the Water Corporation to begin works on moving the water basin. Works are planned to commence in late 2018.
Are there commercial opportunities?
For all commercial or leasing related enquiries please contact Anthony Scaffidi on +61 6830 5016
If you require additional information, please email Galleria.ContactUs@vicinity.com.au.