Springvale Homemaker Centre Opens, Melbourne

THE massive Springvale Homemaker Centre has opened in Melbourne’s outer-south east.

The 205,000 square metre (gross) complex, a joint venture between Harvey Norman and IKEA (Sweden) has been in the works since 2006.

The double storey complex and 2800 car parks (impression, right) is anchored by the two retailers: Harvey Norman occupies a 10,000 store, while IKEA will trade from a huge 36,000 square metre facility.

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Charter Hall Starts Marketing Townhouses at Former Nylex Mentone Site

CHARTER Hall is set to start building a $75 million housing estate on part of Nylex’s former industrial products manufacturing and distribution complex in Mentone, a site which it has snapped up in stages over the past four years.

In a trend that is seeing interstate builders increasingly look to Melbourne’s outer suburbs for opportunity, the Sydney-based developer plans to build 119 townhouses on the 3.3 hectare site at the south-west corner of Warrigal Road and Oak Avenue.

Construction of the project, to be known as Aquilo, is set to start within weeks. Marketing of the first townhouses, priced from just under half a million each, commences today.

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Australia’s Largest Homemaker Centre Set to be Developed in Springvale, Melbourne

AUSTRALIA’s biggest Homemaker Centre will be developed in the outer south-east suburb of Melbourne, not far from Autralia’s biggest shopping centre, Chadstone.

The 80,000 square metre $286 million facility will include about 20 stores including Melbourne’s second IKEA, and a Harvey Norman store.

The project was “called in” – effectively approved – by the Planning Minister Justin Madden last Friday, along with a 38-level apartment building and hotel in Box Hill, and another apartment tower in Southbank.

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