New ARMSTRONG Mount Duneed Shopping Centre Gets Nod
A new $55 million neighbourhood shopping centre will go ahead at Armstrong Mount Duneed, developer Villawood Properties announced today.
Anchored by an IGA supermarket, the centre is proposed to include medical, pharmacy and dining facilities, it is also approved to host a 25m swimming pool, childcare centre, specialty stores and apartments.
The centre will be built in the heart of Armstrong on a 2.6-hectare site at the corner of Unity and Sovereign drives.
Located beside the sprawling Bunjil’s Nest adventure park, Club Armstrong and Mirripoa Primary, the project will bring additional retail, community and residential aspects to central Armstrong.
The award-wining masterplanned Armstrong has grown to a population around 5000 with more than 1500 of the 2000 lots sold since its 2012 sales launch now completed and occupied homes.
“This will really bring the heart and soul of Armstrong into its own,” Villawood executive director Rory Costelloe said.
“We fought everybody to make sure our residents had a reasonably-sized supermarket at Armstrong and didn’t have to cross the highway to do their daily shopping. At last, that vision’s becoming a reality.
“The central hub of this community will now have its own shopping and activity centre – with a new supermarket – a fantastic district park, Club Armstrong’s pools and gym and more – plus a brand-new primary school, Mirripoa.
“There’s still a new council community centre to come as well as a high school just nearby.”
The neighbourhood activity centre will be built by Empire Property Builders, who built the NAC at Villawood’s award-winning Alamanda community at Point Cook.
“We’re really pleased they came on board again to build our new NAC at Armstrong,” Mr Costelloe said.
During the construction phase, the new centre will generate an average 60 jobs a day. Once operational, the shopping centre will provide around 80 jobs.
Tony Masa, managing director of Empire Property Builders, said the planning approval allowed his group to push ahead with engineering and architectural plans.
“Our design team is currently busy developing their drawings so as we can obtain the various permits necessary that will enable us to commence construction,” Mr Masa said.
“This Mount Duneed development will be an amazing place.
“It’s been 18 months from the start to where we are now. Despite all the uncertainty of Covid we’re hoping for construction to start early next year.”
Mt Duneed Swim School – Artist Impression Only
Proposed Apartments – Artist Impression Only