Stepping out: What's around Booragoon apartment development, Amara City Gardens

Not only are residents connected to Perth’s premium fashion, dining and entertainment destination, but they are also situated in the heart of the highly sought-after suburb Booragoon.
Stepping out: What's around Booragoon apartment development, Amara City Gardens
The view from Amara City Gardens. Image supplied
Alison Warters March 14, 2022

Located just 10-kilometres from the Perth CBD, Booragoon is an established suburb with commercial areas located centrally within the City of Melville.

Landing in the heart of the sought-after suburb, Amara City Gardens connects residents to some of Perth's most premium fashion, dining and entertainment destinations. 

While the residences boast an impressive design, it is Amara City Garden’s location that truly sets it apart.

Residents are steps away from Booragoon Bus Station, which links to Bull Creek Train and Bus Interchange, providing quick and easy access to Perth CBD, Murdoch University and the world-class Fiona Stanley Hospital.

On the doorstep of Amara, you’ll find health and medical facilities, as well as Leisure Fit Booragoon, the renowned Applecross Senior Highschool, Melville Aquatic Centre and Westfield Booragoon – which is set for a redevelopment.

At a cost of $500m, the long-awaited redevelopment will see Booragoon’s floor plan go from 72,000 sqm to 109,375 sqm, propelling it from the fifth-biggest centre in WA to the second.

Scentre Group have submitted revised plans to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage to expand the Booragoon shopping centre, which comes almost two years after former owner AMP Capital’s $750 million plan to expand the centre to a Western Australia record of 120,000 sqm was put on hold, when the company sold half of its shares and management rights to Scentre Group.

Subject to WA Planning Commission approvals, the new plan would be completed across two stages, with hopes the first stage would start by the end of the year, set to be complete by 2024.

Stage one includes an entertainment and leisure precinct with an expanded Hoyts cinema complex, a range of eaters and a tavern linking through a high street and the City of Melville’s administration building, a new boutique supermarket, an expanded Woolworths, a new east-west mall extension, specialty retail shops and rooftop and basement carparks.

Stage two will see an upgraded fashion precinct towards Marmion Street, a relocated and expanded David Jones, southern mall extension, more specialty shops and extended parking.

If the redevelopment goes ahead, Boogaroon’s centre will rise past northern suburbs Lakeside Joondalup, Whitford City and the recently-redeveloped Karrinyup, which is an almost identical size at 109,000 sqm.

Designed by award-winning architects Cameron Chisholm Nicol, Amara City Gardens is a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, finished to the highest-quality with expansive balconies, tall 2.7-metre ceilings, 100 per cent wool carpet to bedrooms and corridors, Smeg appliances, generous storage, central solar hot water system, reconstituted stone bench tops in kitchen, gas cooktops and undercover secured car parking spaces.

Alison Warters

Alison Warters is a property journalist for Urban, based in Sydney. Alison is especially interested in the evolution of the New Build/Development space, when it comes to design innovation and sustainability.

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