Beerwah CBD retail expansion approved

THE expansion of the Beerwah Marketplace and Village shopping precinct (where Woolworths, Fresh & Save and KHub are located) has been given the green light by Council.

Village Fair Investments Pty Ltd (VFI) lodged an application with the Sunshine Coast Council in September, 2020 for an additional 3,059m2 of retail space adjoining their existing shopping centres on Peachester Road in the Beerwah CBD.

Along with the over 3,000m2 retail space, there will be an additional 118 car parks (above shops), bringing the total for the whole complex to 574.

VFI managing director Rick Abrahams said his company believes Beerwah is continuing to develop as a major activity centre for the southern Sunshine Coast hinterland, and his company is excited to continue to invest in Beerwah’s future.

“We have worked to deliver a planning outcome designed to keep Beerwah’s retail hub intact and within walking distance to the central Beerwah population,” Mr Abrahams said.

“With Council’s focus on a walkable retail precinct with community safety at the forefront, the new development will see the existing Lodge Lane entry significantly upgraded.”

Other upgrades will include CCTV cameras, public art, landscaping and public seating.

Village Fair Investments purchased the Beerwah Marketplace Shopping Centre during construction in 2002 and acquired adjoining properties in 2006 and 2019.

They have a vision for the development of a fully integrated shopping experience for the Beerwah and Glasshouse Country townships which they plan to implement as soon as a tenant for the new development is secured.