Putting the super back into supermarket, stage one of Melbourne Square's mixed use retail precinct will herald a new dawn for grocery shopping in Southbank.
Finally providing much needed retail amenity to Southbank locals, the recently announced deal with Woolworths will bring a double level, 3,800 square metre, full line supermarket to Melbourne Square. No longer will Southbank residents have to plot their route to a number of different metro mini marts just to pick up fresh produce for dinner, instead, locals will be able to get the fresh produce Woolworths is known for daily and conveniently.
The supermarket will also have 120 dedicated car parking spaces providing easy access to the broader Melbourne community.
Executive Chairman of Malaysian developer OSK Property, Tan Sri Ong Leong Huat, said the Woolworths supermarket would deliver critical amenity to the inner-city suburb that is experiencing rapid population growth.
"Southbank's population is expected to exceed 50,000 by 2036, which is 174 per cent higher than the current population. It is essential that the community is able to access basic everyday amenity so that the area?s expanding population can be adequately accommodated," he said.
"We know Southbank residents have been waiting for a full-line supermarket in their local area and we are happy to be able to provide this much-needed amenity, along with other amenities for the community. This is in line with our vision to create an integrated mixed-use lifestyle precinct for Melbourne Square residents and the Southbank community."
he new Woolworths supermarket is the first retail announcement of Melbourne Square's dedicated 15,000 square metres of retail space which will provide locals and residents with access to shopping, dining and cafe facilities.
Stage one of Melbourne Square which is due for completing in 2020, will deliver 6,000 square metres of this retail space, set out in a European-inspired piazza that provides a calm and relaxed ambience to visitors.