Highly anticipated next-generation subregional shopping centre, Yamanto Central officially commenced construction today, announcing stage one of the 25 hectare Yamanto Town Centre will begin servicing residents in early 2021.

Queensland-based shopping centre and manager JMK Retail and development management group DMA Partners will deliver the 20,000sqm retail precinct at Yamanto in the growing region south-west of Brisbane.

JMK Retail General Manager Vicki Leavy describes Yamanto Central as being “our most inspiring and exciting project to date.”

“Yamanto Central is set to deliver the greater Yamanto district an epicentre with a long-awaited, immersive, social precinct that has been thoughtfully designed to energise the local community to embrace as their own,” Ms Leavy said.

“Yamanto Central is centrally located catering to the existing trade area of 48,000 underserviced residents, who are incredibly excited for the development to be completed.

“As the catalyst for what the Yamanto Town Centre will grow from, this next-generation subregional shopping centre is set to be a hive of activity delivering much needed retail amenity to one of the fastest growing regions of Australia,” she said.

DMA Partners Managing Director Ryan Andersen said Yamanto Central Shopping Centre will redefine subregional shopping centres and demonstrate the demand for places that act as a community hub.

“This project is a labour of love from everyone on the development team over the past 5 years; we are all passionate about delivering an amazing asset to the region,” Mr Andersen said.

“Today marks a momentous occasion as the local hub and core for the Yamanto precinct begins to take shape.”

Left to right: Rob Doust (Mainbrace), Ryan Andersen (DMA Partners), Jim Kelly (JMK Retail), Vicki Leavy (JMK Retail), Ben Smith (Kmart), Chey Mesh (Coles).

Mainbrace QLD State Manager Duncan McAndrew said he is proud to be involved in delivering a project of this scale.

“This is a major milestone not only for the new Yamanto Central project but also the local community, which has been eagerly anticipating what’s to come. The brand new shopping and dining destination will breathe new social and economic life into the local area and Mainbrace is proud to be involved in delivering this large scale greenfield centre,” Mainbrace QLD State Manager Duncan McAndrew said.

The shopping centre is anchored by a full line Coles supermarket, latest generation Kmart, market style fresh food precinct, casual outdoor dining and more than 50 specialty stores.

Coles State Property Manager Andrew Zeller said that local residents can expect a contemporary and exciting shopping experience at Yamanto Central that caters to all their grocery needs in one location.

“Coles is committed to the growing Ipswich community and we’re delighted to work with the developer to bring a state-of-the-art supermarket to Yamanto, which will create more than 80 new retail jobs when completed, as well as new jobs during the construction period,” Mr Zeller said.

“The new market-style store will offer a tailored range and will feature an in-store bakery, open-style meat counter with a qualified butcher, gourmet deli and large fresh produce area.”

JMK Retail and DMA Partners are committed to developing the next generation of shopping centres, applying the lessons learned from regional retail precincts and drawing on the successes of metropolitan centres to create the best shopping experiences.

DMA Partners is leasing the centre and already has a range of well-known local and national tenants committed to joining Coles and Kmart at the centre. For leasing opportunities please contact Ewen Burg on 0415 339 103 or Kirsteen Slessor on 0498 003 655.

For more information visit the Yamanto Central website.