Development Set for New Retail Centre with KFC in Richlands

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A new retail centre with a separate KFC fast food restaurant will soon be developed at a large parcel of land in Richlands. 

Located on 29 Garden Road and 205 Government Road, the project, designed by POWE Architects, will entail the construction of four single-story buildings, with a maximum height of 8.2 metres, in two stages. 

Three of these buildings will be a mix of retail outlets and food and drink shops with several outdoor dining spaces, whilst KFC will take up the fourth building’s space fronting Garden Road. The layout presented for KFC includes a two-lane drive-thru section. 

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The retail centre will also have a pedestrian plaza, pedestrian crossings and an open car park for 78 vehicles, including four PWD spots. 

“The proposed development has been architecturally designed with a lightweight and contemporary built form responsive to the site constraints and the location of the site,” the developers, Land Partners, stated in its submission. “The buildings are to be low-rise and highly articulated featuring a variety of skillion roof form, openings and doors and outdoor spaces with an extensive range of high-quality material and finishes”. “

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Stage 1 of the project comprises the construction of KFC, which Council approved in mid-2020 (DA A005278387). Stage 2 (DA A005654380) covers the retail centre’s construction and is awaiting Council approval.