Big shopping: Welsh Group reveals $1 billion plan for Armstrong Creek Town Centre
ARMSTRONG Creek will soon be home to an expansive $1 billion development which will include a movie theatre, health and wellness centre, public library and world-class hotel.
Spearheaded by Welsh Group and spanning more than 40 hectares, Armstrong Creek Town Centre has been described as a “lifestyle and business playground” for residents and visitors to the region.
The tree-lined main street will feature a medical centre, apartments, shops and cafes, which will be connected to the town library and next to the town square.
But the town square – which will be built in the centre of the development – will act as a pedestrian link between the commercial, residential, retail and entertainment precincts.
Other features include a cinema as well as a hotel and spa which will overlook the Armstrong Creek wetlands.
Family eateries and restaurants will front the Surf Coast Highway, while supermarkets, mini majors and speciality shops will be adjacent to cinemas and fashion retailers.
Stage one of the development is set to open this July, with Coles its anchor tenant.
Two of the founding streets as part of stage have been named after local beaches and include Winkipop Walk and Rivernook Street, a choice Welsh Group managing director Andrew Welsh said was made to celebrate the area.
“We felt it was important to connect and celebrate the local area with off the beaten track Surf Coast locations.”
The development is estimated to create thousands of ongoing jobs for locals.