An upgrade is planned for Kambah’s local shopping centre which includes a private redevelopment to expand Woolworths and a Government upgrade of the surrounding park and facilities.
The ACT Government has released the final sketch plan for the proposed $2 million upgrades to Kambah Village along with the announcement of a major private redevelopment of the local shops.
A development application has been lodged to extend the supermarket off Primmer Court, with Woolworths to be extended by 1754 square metres to a total of 3475 square metres, along with a BWS store.
The application said it will provide a much larger, modern supermarket layout offering with the potential to provide many more products for its clientele. The proposal also includes a new covered entrance at the northern end of the centre as well as new commercial retail space.
The major private redevelopment of the shops will complement stage two of the Government’s upgrades to Kambah Village with a redevelopment of the existing playground, new play equipment such as a basket swing, slides, a climbing frame and trampolines, as well as a new shade sail to cover high use play areas.
Upgrades to the public areas also include newly irrigated grass areas which will form a shaded common green gathering space with new deciduous trees, gardens, a barbecue shelter and picnic settings.
Other improvements include new wheelchair compliant toilets, an additional nine car parks, a range of seating areas, new waste enclosures with an artistic screen, upgrades to the pedestrian lighting and pavements.
Over 2,000 Kambah residents signed a petition put forward by Minister for City Services Chris Steel, calling for the shops to be upgraded and Mr Steel said he was delighted to see a significant investment being made by both the ACT Government and by the shop’s private owners.
“This is huge news for the Kambah community. Kambah is one of the largest suburbs in Australia with one of the smallest Woolworths,” Mr Steel said.
“The private development to expand Woolworths will complement the $2.3 million in works that the ACT Government is delivering to upgrade the public areas around the shops.”