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Major mall upgrade to boost suburb’s amenity

Monday, 20th Feb 2017

This south-of-the-river suburb is packed with amenity, and its offering is only going to be enhanced with a slated $750 million redevelopment of a local shopping centre.

Booragoon is located in the City of Melville, approximately 9.5 kilometres south of the Perth CBD.

Its neighbouring suburbs include Ardross (north), Mount Pleasant and Brentwood (east), Winthrop (south) and Alfred Cove and Myaree (west).

The population of Booragoon is 5,461, with a median age of 43 years.

The median house price is $880,000 with the dwelling stock comprising 79% housing, 17% semi-detached and 5% units.

While Booragoon has predominantly been low-density residential houses, new rezoning for medium and high-density stock around Garden City Shopping Centre, Riseley Street, Marmion Avenue and Leach highway will encourage a more diverse range of grouped and multiple dwellings.

Booragoon features high-quality amenity including the Melville Aquatic Fitness Centre, Booragoon Lake Reserve, Len Shearer Reserve and Booragoon Primary School as well as the Garden City Shopping Centre.

Both Canning and Swan Rivers are within 2km of the suburb as well.

In what will become another major drawcard for the area, Garden City is scheduled to undergo a $750 million redevelopment commencing in late 2017.

The upgrade will take about 3 years to complete and increase retail space by 43,000sqm with the number of stores rising from 190 to around 400.

Part of the redevelopment will include a comprehensive main street casual dining and leisure precinct, new cinema complex, assortment of fresh food and large format international fast fashion retailers and flagship stores.

Looking into the long term, Perth’s transport plan for 3.5 million residents identified Booragoon as a key secondary centre where new rail infrastructure will connect Booragoon north under the Swan River to Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre and the University of Western Australia, as well as south to Murdoch Station.

This slated transport project would vastly improve the accessibility of Booragoon in the coming decades.

The suburb is bordered by Davy Street, Almondbury Road and Coomoora Road in the north, Norma Road in the west, Leach Highway in the south and Rogerson Road in the east.

Its main arterial roads include Kwinana Freeway, Leach Highway, Riseley Street and Marmion Street.

The suburb also features the Booragoon Bus Station, which is located at Garden City Shopping Centre.

32% of workers identify as professionals (19.9% WA, 21.3% nationally), while 15% are managers and 14% clerical and administrative workers.

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