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New factory-direct outlet centre for Perth

Plans are underway for a new $145 million Direct Factory Outlet near Perth airport.

 

Subject to planning approvals, it would become the second outlet shopping precinct in Perth behind Watertown in West Perth.

The plans are being developed by Perth Airport and Eastern States company Vicinity Centres.

Vincinity Centres development director Stephen Beer said the organisation was looking forward to working on the project.

“Vicinity is delighted to have entered into this joint venture with Perth Airport and to have the oppotunity to create a world-class outlet centre for Perth residents and visitors,” he said.

The new development is expected to include about 24,000sqm of floor space, on the corner Tonkin Highway and Brearley Avenue. There will also be space for up to 1600 cars.

Perth Airport said in a statement the new DFO would contain more than 110 outlets, including fashion shops and food and beverage outlets, and would employ more than 1000 people.

Construction is expected to start by 2017.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA chief executive officer Deidre Willmott said the project was great news for job seekers .

“This new direct factory outlet is a huge vote of confidence in Perth as a place to invest.” she said.

“Our population has grown by more than half a million in the last 10 years, so this kind of competition is good for the growing number of consumers in Perth and is another step closer to the State realising CCI’s vision for Western Australia as a world-leading place to live and do business.”

The shopping centre is expected to open for trade in 2018.