Construction has commenced on Tipalea Partners’ $35 million Glebe Hill Village retail centre in Rokeby, Tasmania, representing the first new neighbourhood shopping centre to be developed in metropolitan Hobart in over a decade.
Hobart’s new 5,900 square metre Glebe Hill Village retail centre is set to create around 200 jobs during construction and over 350 ongoing jobs once the centre opens.
Clarence City Council Mayor, Alderman Doug Chipman, said the centre will be a welcome addition to the rapidly growing community and provide numerous services vital to the area.
“This development will provide a significant benefit for the growing area of Clarence Plains, which we predict will grow to a population of more than 20,000 people and become a satellite city in its own right in another 10 years’ time,” he said.
“Glebe Hill Village will help ensure we have more infrastructure and services in place to meet the needs of this booming area.”
CEO of Tipalea Partners, Scott Spanton, also commented: “We are thrilled to finally break ground on the site and, with leading Tasmanian contractors Fairbrother, begin construction on what is one of our most exciting projects to date. Glebe Hill Village will bring high-quality retail variety, convenience and jobs to residents and it’s been wonderful to see the immense interest and support from the local community and Council.”
When it opens in September 2020, the Glebe Hill Village shopping centre will deliver a new standard of convenience retail. The centre is already 90 per cent leased with just four vacant stores remaining. In addition to Coles and McDonald’s, the centre will consist of a chemist and medical centre, a nail salon, bakery, bottle shop, massage parlour and phone repairs along with 260 parking spaces.
It is also set to become Hobart’s most connected retail centre with a suite of innovative Smart-Tech features including its own App, free wireless phone charging and Wi-Fi, real-time air quality monitoring, smart bathrooms that monitor water usage, parcel lockers, recycling stations and EV chargers.