Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
THE City of Bayswater has given the green light to the Coventry Square Markets development in Morley.

Planning approval was granted at the May 25 council meeting, allowing for a $50 million redevelopment of the old 20,000m² warehouse site into a major new markets complex.

The Strzelecki Group will transform the area into a new civic, tourism and markets precinct in the heart of Morley, near Centro Galleria.

Founded more than 20 years ago, the company has been responsible for developing Sorrento Quay at Hillarys Boat Harbour, Dolphin Quay at Mandurah’s Ocean Marina and various other commercial properties throughout Perth.

“Projects such as these will help Morley to develop as one of the most vibrant centres outside of Perth’s CBD,” Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon said.

“It ties in with the Morley masterplan currently being advertised, helping to make the area even more attractive to residents, shoppers and businesses.

“We have a bold vision for Morley’s future as a major strategic centre and the Coventry Square Markets development supports that aim.”

When completed, Coventry Square Markets will feature the biggest range of fresh produce in Perth, along with gourmet foods, cafes, restaurants, a microbrewery and more than 150 speciality stores for the latest fashion, local arts and crafts and homewares.

The development will also include a public plaza and water features.

“A high quality, boutique tourism market development will certainly give the area even more vibrancy, making Morley an even more even more attractive shopping destination,” Mayor Kenyon said.

“By turning this area into a thriving hub, Morley will become an iconic shopping experience and a popular alternative to other locations.
“We’re also currently giving people the opportunity to have their say on how they would like to see Morley evolve in the future and they have until to June 4 to send us their comments.”

The Coventry Square Markets development is expected to be completed in 2011. About 70 per cent of market outlets are already let.

More information about the project is available at www.coventrysquare.com.au. Details about the Morley masterplan are available from www.bayswater.wa.gov.au.

An artist’s impression of the Coventry Square Markets.

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City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
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P: (08) 9272 0923
W: www.bayswater.wa.gov.au


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