Green Light For Pallara Shopping Centre: Development Application Approved

A new shopping destination in Pallara is set to become a reality following the approval of the development application for the Pallara Shopping Centre.

Read: Proposed Centre on Gooderham Road: Would Pallara Finally Have A Local Shopping Centre?

The upcoming Pallara Shopping Centre, located at 201 Gooderham Road, will feature two levels of facilities, and will be anchored by a supermarket. 

Designed by V Architecture, the centre will be supported by a range of specialty stores, such as a gym, food and drink outlets, a medical centre, offices, and shops.

Pallara Shopping Centre
Photo credit: V Architecture

The centre will operate within proposed hours, with the veterinary clinic and gym open 24 hours, the medical centre and supermarkets operating from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, supermarket service vehicles operating from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, online deliveries available from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m, and shops, food outlets, and offices operating from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The proposal involves the provision of 294 car parking spaces in total, along with the addition of two new entry points on Pallara Avenue and one new exit-only access onto Gooderham Rd.

Pallara Shopping Centre
Photo credit: V Architecture

The proposal for the new shopping centre has received over 100 submissions, indicating that the locals have eagerly awaited such a development in the area. In their response to further advice letter dated 17 February 2023, Bluepoint Pallara Pty Ltd also acknowledged the positive reception from the community. 

The establishment of the shopping centre is deemed essential for the growing Pallara community as residents currently have to travel to neighbouring suburbs even for basic necessities.

Subject site (Photo credit: Brisbane City Council)

In addition to the long-awaited convenience, those in favour of the new shopping centre also anticipate that it will create hundreds of job opportunities for locals and families in the area.

Read: Mixed Reactions To Proposed Shopping Centre In Pallara

Whilst the majority of the Pallara community welcomed the proposed shopping centre, a few residents raised objections about the potential negative impact it may have on their immediate living environment. Specifically, concerns were raised about the possibility of increased noise, heat, and pollution resulting from the development.

Published 24-April-2023