By the end of 2020, Strathpine locals will be able to enjoy an enhanced dining and entertainment hub as the Strathpine Centre in Gympie Road will undergo a major overhaul at the start of the year.
Moreton Bay Council has given the green light to revitalise the shopping centre after its owner, Swordfish Australian Sub TC, submitted a development application in June 2019. After receiving Council approval, the investment group confirmed that construction work will commence in early 2020.
Strathpine Centre will have several dining areas, a ground floor tavern, an upgraded cinema, a childcare area, and a potential hotel. The design submitted to the Council also includes additional carparks and pedestrian connectivity at the northwest side by Gympie Road and Learmonth Street.
The redevelopment will be undertaken in three stages.
- The first stage will cover the ground floor eateries and retail stores. Strathpine Centre’s casual dining area will be stylised as an “Eat Street” section that will connect to the cinema and the future hotel.
- The second stage will consist of the car park upgrade, as well as the construction of an indoor recreational and play area for kids and adults.
- The last stage will be the childcare centre’s construction.
Swordfish Australian Sub TC aims to turn the facility into a high-end shopping and leisure precinct on par with the retail hubs in Queensland’s southeast.
The news comes as the $75 million Super Retail Group office space with 600 employees across the street to Strathpine Centre is almost complete.