7th November, 2022

Commercial & General announces plans for $30 million homemaker centre in Mount Gambier

South Australia’s leading developer Commercial & General is finalising plans to deliver a $30 million homemaker centre in Mount Gambier – bringing the former manufacturing site for Fletcher Jones back to life in the process.

Relevant approvals for the proposed 12,000 sqm homemaker centre will be lodged within the coming months.

Located at the intersection of Jubilee Highway and Pick Avenue, current planning for the new centre would see it completed in early 2024 subject to approvals.

“Fletcher Jones closed their factory in 2004 so we’re looking forward to bringing the site back to life and extending on its long-standing trading history,” Commercial & General Development Director Dwayne Erich said.

“As one of our important regional centres and one that is experiencing continued growth, we’re focussed on delivering a convenient retail destination for the Mount Gambier community. Strategically located within Mount Gambier, it’s been designed to focus on ease of access.

“We’re already receiving strong interest from potential tenants and will be curating a compelling and convenient retail offering while also filling a gap in what’s currently available.”

Leedwell Property Director of Large Format Retail Karolina Perre said South Australia’s regional market has been experiencing a definitive upturn in demand from national retail brands.

“Mount Gambier is one of the most populated cities in South Australia and holds a strong regional services economy. Large format showroom accommodation in the area is limited but, as a destination, the region has certainly been growing in appeal to a variety of retail categories,” she said.

“It’s exciting to see the momentum in interest from major brands currently in our State, particularly in the regional market.

“This new homemaker centre presents an excellent opportunity for retailers looking to capitalise on the strength of Mount Gambier as a thriving region with a growing population.

“Convenient access from Jubilee Highway, great signage provisions, quality construction and proximity to the Victorian border are all attractive attributes for this development. Tenancy interest is strong so we would encourage interested retailers to get in touch.”

Address: Lot 101 Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier

Type: Homemaker centre

Agent: Karolina Perre - Leedwell Property, 0419 441 491

Media: Michels Warren PR – Kristy Macfarlane on 0402 557 527

(Image: Concept image for the planned $30 million homemaker centre in Mount Gambier)

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