Shopping centre redevelopment to complete leafy suburb

Tuesday, 7th Apr 2015

carineA $600 million redevelopment of a major shopping centre is set to complete the picture for this family-friendly suburb.

Carine is located about 13 kilometres north west of Perth city and features predominately low-density residential housing, which comprises 90% of dwellings in the suburb.

Carine encompasses about 5 square kilometres in which there are 17 parks that cover nearly a quarter (24%) of its area.

Another major drawcard for Carine is its proximity to the beach, which is positioned less than 1 kilometre from its eastern border.

Its boundary runs along major roads, which makes accessibility easy, including Mitchell Freeway to the east, Beach Road to the north, Marmion Avenue to the west and North Beach Road to the south.

This provides good public transport links with buses down the urban corridors and access to Warwick Train Station.

Carine’s main shopping complex is the Carine Glades Shopping Centre and features an IGA, speciality stores, fast food, butchers and tavern.

The suburb is set to benefit from a proposed expansion of the Karrinyup Shopping Centre, though, which is a short 5 minute drive away.

The shopping centre’s owner has lodged plans for a $600 million expansion after more than a year of negotiations with the City of Stirling.

The redevelopment would include 150 apartments and aim to draw Australian and international retailers and restaurants.

If approved, construction is tipped to start in late 2016 and take 3 years to complete.

The centre would be the third largest shopping complex in the state and bigger than the recently opened Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre.

Carine identifies as an upper-class area due to its high median household weekly income ($2,135), high level of ownership (88%) and large number of professional workers in the area (32%).

School facilities include Carine Senior High School, which is highly rated in the state at 90/100 in the 2014 Better Education Guide, and Carine Primary School.