Works start on new Town Centre

Works start on new Town Centre
08 May 2023

It was a big day for Kingsford as we marked the start of work on your new local Woolworths supermarket and town centre development.

We’re celebrating another milestone for Kingsford!

On 8 May 2023, representatives from Woolworths, the Bullsbrook community and Kingsford developer Okeland Communities turned the first soil to mark the start of work on the new Kingsford Town Centre.

Bringing a 3,600sqm Woolworths supermarket, specialty shops, food and beverage outlets and a liquor store to Kingsford, the $18M construction project is yet more proof that the Kingsford community is growing.

With more than 100 homes already built at Kingsford, many more under construction and hundreds more to come, the town centre will offer exciting new shopping, socialising, employment and business opportunities for the area.

Bullsbrook local Jess Batten added her artistic flair to the day’s events as David Lucas (City of Swan Mayor), Tom Keen (Woolworths Development Manager), Jessica Shaw (Member for Swan Hills), Anne Janes (President, Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayers Association), Cameron Shephard (Executive Director, Okeland Communities) and Craig Graham (Project Director WA) turned the first soil on site.

Ms Batten hand-painted the event’s commemorative shovels, which Okeland Communities hopes will be displayed in the local community as lasting memories of the special day.

Cameron Shephard said Okeland Communities was delighted to be partnering with Woolworths on the first stage of the Kingsford Town Centre.

“It will be exciting to watch progress on site as the project takes shape ahead of Woolworths’ grand opening in mid to late 2025,” he said.

“Together, we’re looking forward to bringing fresh opportunities for shopping and socialising to the area as Kingsford itself continues to evolve and grow over the coming years.”

The Stock Road upgrade, due for completion in May 2023, will add to Bullsbrook’s appeal with quicker connection times to the airport and the city via Tonkin Highway. 

“Kingsford delivers a unique balance of a relaxed, semi-rural lifestyle and convenience and amenities close at hand, and we think that makes it pretty special,” Mr Shephard said. 

Alicia Jones, Woolworths WA State Development Manager, said: “We’re excited to be a part of this local town centre development and bring a fresh, new store to the expanding communities of Kingsford and Bullsbrook. 

“We’re always looking for opportunities to invest in Western Australia, and support jobs growth and the increased demand for neighbourhood retail centres. 

“We look forward to providing local customers with a convenient, high-quality shopping destination that caters to their needs.” 

As a fast-growing new residential development, Kingsford is playing a key role in Bullsbrook’s transition from semi-rural township to thriving urban community.

Future stages of the lively, village-style Kingsford Town Centre are likely to include a tavern, café, main street, childcare centre and play space.