Construction kicked off this week on the $23 million Riverway Plaza project in Rassmussen.
Phoenix Constructions have won the construction contract for Stage 1A and 1B, expected to generate 200-250 jobs.
Geon Property general manager marketing and corporate services Susan Mercer said a ceremony was held on Monday to mark the start of work.
“After considerable time spent designing, leasing and seeking approvals, construction officially commenced ahead of a 20-month construction program to completion,” she said.
“Riverway Plaza is in the heart of the Upper Ross and prior to redevelopment of the site it was important for us to involve and acknowledge the Traditional Land Owners the Wulgurukaba people and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.”
Stage 1A of redevelopment project will deliver a new 3500sq m Woolworths supermarket as well as BWS, speciality stores and a shaded car park for customers.
“On opening of the new supermarket, Phoenix will demolish the existing Woolworths structure to make way for more new specialties providing retail offerings such as food and beverage, convenience retail, medical and pharmaceutical along with additional car parking,” Ms Mercer said.
Geon Property is developing the centre with the Manolis family, who have owned and managed the site since the 1970s.