Stockland Harrisdale is putting the final touches on the new $51 million shopping centre with the doors set to open for the first time next Thursday.
It is the first major shopping precinct for the new suburbs of Piara Waters and Harrisdale, which have been screaming for better retail options for more than half a decade.
The centre was expected to service the shopping needs of residents as well as draw customers from a number of other rapidly growing residential communities in the area.
Stockland Harrisdale Aldi will be the seventh Aldi to open in WA.
The only full-line Woolworths supermarket in the primary trade area will anchor the new centre.
It will also include 30 specialty stores and 500 car parking spaces.
Stockland Harrisdale centre manager Phil Martin said they were excited to open the doors.
“We are pulling out all the stops for the grand opening with a great array of entertainment and savings for our customers and we invite everyone to come on down,” he said.
On opening day the centre will host cooking demonstrations from Eamon Sullivan at 10.45am and 12.45pm plus children will have a chance to meet the Care Bears from 10am to 1pm and Angry Birds’ Red from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Next Friday and Saturday they will have a chance to meet the Transformers from 1.30pm to 4.30pm and visit the Harrisdale handmade markets.
The first 400 people to spend $60 or more at the new centre will receive a free commemorative bamboo cutting board.
The centre also boasts impressive green credentials including EV car charging and bike racks for nearby residents to cycle to the centre.