A new vision for Winmalee Village

We’re making some changes for our local community

  • A new child care centre – Little Zak’s Academy
  • Relocation of car parking towards the main centre
  • Demolition of the Target Country building
  • An extension of the centre

We’re pleased to announce that Blue Mountains Council has approved the development application plans for Winmalee Village.

With the departure of Target Country, there is an exciting opportunity to continue to revitalise the centre and improve access to facilities for the local community.

The development represents a significant capital investment by ISPT into Winmalee Village, providing a welcoming destination for the Winmalee community’s daily needs –  shopping, catching up for coffee, picking up dinner, health and childcare services.

The development will provide job creation during and after the works, and we encourage new businesses to speak to our leasing team.

The plans include:

  • A new child care centre – Little Zak’s Academy
  • Relocation of car parking towards the main centre
  • Demolition of the Target Country building
  • An extension of the centre towards the current rear carpark to accommodate additional commercial or medical tenancies

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will car park spaces be affected?

A: The carpark was re-line marked when we undertook the façade and entry upgrades in late 2020. The proposed works will relocate a number of cars from the north carpark closer to the centre’s Southern Entrance, where Target Country previously was. This means there will be more available car parking closer to the centre entries.  There are additional spaces being added to the undercroft staff parking area. Overall, only two parking bays will be lost upon completion of the works. All car parking will remain free.

 

Q: Who will be the new Childcare Provider?

A: Our market research indicated significant demand for quality childcare services in the Lower Blue Mountains. We have partnered with Little Zak’s Academy who have committed to a long-term lease of the new childcare centre, which is fantastic news for families in this growing community. The childcare centre will have 86 spaces upon completion. More information regarding how to pre-enrol will be available soon!

 

Q: What conditions did council impose on the approved DA?

A: All development works will comply with the Council conditions and directions, including:

  • Following site management and safety protocols
  • Landscape management and inclusion of additional trees to the site
  • Acoustic treatment and reporting,
  • Appropriate lighting to common areas
  • Fire safety upgrades

 

Q: Why are you proposing the works?

A: With Target leaving in March-21, an opportunity was created to continue to revitalise Winmalee Village. Our research has indicated demand for quality child care in the catchment and additional health and wellness uses.

 

Q: When will the works occur?

A: The works are subject to pre committed tenants in the new building extension. Demolition and construction of the new extension and childcare centre will likely commence in early 2022 with completion in late 2022. We will provide more information on timing when this is available.

 

Q: What are you doing with the TOMRA return & earn machine?

A: The relocation of the TOMRA machine is being reviewed with the site teams

 

Q: How many tenants will be in the new extension?

A: The new extension to the south could accommodate 1-single user, such as a medical centre, or a number of medical and office users. The final configuration and uses will depend on tenant demand.

 

Q: Will the centre remain open during the redevelopment?

A: Yes, the centre, including Coles, will remain trading throughout construction. It is important the works are conducted safely, hence parts of the carpark will be closed temporarily during demolition and construction works.

 

We look forward to updating you as plans progress. View an overview of the centre plan here 

Feedback

We value your feedback, if you would like to submit feedback, please email irapt.winmaleevillage@colliers.com

Please note: Artists impressions are indicative only. Proposed timeline is subject to change