Plans for the next phase of a new development in the City of Kwinana have been revealed with construction expected to begin late next year. Located on the southeast corner of Thomas Road and the Kwinana Freeway, stage two of Samara Casuarina will feature a brand new shopping centre installed before residential housing in the later stages. Stage one of the 60ha development from Aigle Royal Group was completed recently with the opening of Costco Casuarina last week. The next stages of the master plan will bring an estimated 80 retailers to the area to occupy the Samara City shopping precinct. Aigle Royal Group chairman Tony Poli said acquiring the site was an opportunity to urbanise and activate a new precinct within Perth’s southern suburbs. The developer first received approval for an amendment to the local structure plan in May 2019, allowing for large format retail development across the estate. “We found an opportunity to further enhance the area and bring diversity to what was previously planned,” said Mr Poli. Aigle Royal Group chief executive Brad Brashaw said the development will become a key shopping and lifestyle destination in Perth’s south, and help transform and grow the Kwinana area. Between 2022 and 2032 the precinct is expected to generate an estimated $12.5 billion, up from $9.3b. “The development of a precinct the size of Samara requires a truly collaborative approach with our multi-disciplinary team, the City of Kwinana, Main Roads and Costco,” Mr Brashaw said. “With Costco now open to the community representing stage one of our master plan, we look forward to continuing our close working relationship with the City of Kwinana to realise our vision for stage two, comprising approximately 25,000sqm of complementary showroom and bulky goods retail,” Mr Brashaw said. Kwinana mayor Carol Adams said that the city was looking forward to the economic growth, new communities, shopping experiences and infrastructure set to be brought to the area. Registrations of interest for stage two of the large format retail centre will open February 1, 2023.