Frasers Property Australia has received permit approval for the first stage of a major retail precinct in the Mambourin community in Melbourne’s west.

Anchored by a major supermarket, Mambourin Marketplace will feature 7,200 square metres of retail space including a proposed medical precinct, pharmacy and up to 25 specialty stores including fresh food grocers, cafes and restaurants.

A landscaped urban plaza will complement the first stage with approval for children’s play space, artwork, alfresco dining, a central events space and end-of-trip cycling facilities, including bike storage, shower and changeroom facilities.

The $50 million Mambourin Marketplace will be developed by Frasers Property and will complement the recently announced Good News Lutheran College P-12 Campus. The new retail development will be further complemented by a gateway retail precinct on Black Forest Road, which is proposed to include a childcare centre, petrol station and fast-food offerings.

Designed by award winning architects Clarke Hopkins Clarke, Mambourin Marketplace will be an industry leading 5-star Green Star building featuring a range of green initiatives such as an 800kw solar PV system, 100% renewable energy supply and provision for electric vehicle charging. Construction is expected to begin later this year, with opening planned by early 2025.

Frasers Property Australia general manager development – Victoria, Sarah Bloom said the approval of Mambourin Marketplace spelled the imminent arrival of yet another amenity for a community which already enjoys well-established parks, playgrounds, and walking trails as well as the award-winning Club Mambourin, with pool, spa, gym, sports court, function room and café.

“We’re excited to be progressing with the first stage of retail development at Mambourin, which will add to the growing list of amenities available to local residents, as well as providing job opportunities and a central meeting place for the community,” she said.

“Frasers Property has a track record of delivering world-class retail developments across Australia and will bring this expertise to Mambourin to create a great local shopping centre.”

The Mambourin Discovery Centre, located on the corner of Barrabool Boulevard and Resin Street in Wyndham Vale is open seven days from 11am to 5pm.