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While COVID restrictions start to ease across the country, plans for Queensland’s newest shopping centre, Yamanto Central, ramp up.

Due for completion in the first half of 2021, Yamanto Central is the first stage of the exciting 25 hectare Yamanto Town Centre masterplan, which will bring together a modern, convenient and community oriented mix of retail, health and wellness and casual dining to the area. Located within Brisbane’s western growth corridor, Yamanto Central is approximately 35 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD and five kilometres south of the Ipswich CBD.

We can’t wait to cut the ribbon at Yamanto Central,” Vicki Leavy, general manager of JMK Retail said today.

This centre epitomises everything that is wonderful about traditional community based retail. It is a convenient hub of everything you need in your life, day to day, week to week. Whether you need groceries, to take the kids to swimming lessons, pick up medication from the chemist, head to the gym to work off last night’s glass of wine, or indulge in a casual night out with the family for a meal – Yamanto Central has got everything.”

It seems retailers agree. Coles and Kmart have already signed on, anchoring each end of the centre with state of the art modern stores, along with a raft of other well known and locally owned brands.

Viva Leisure, one of the country’s largest health and wellness companies, has secured two sites at Yamanto Central and plans to launch its first Queensland hiit republic space along with the group’s first purpose built Club Lime in Queensland. The group is rapidly expanding its network of innovative health and wellness brands across Queensland.

Viva Leisure managing director and CEO Harry Konstantinou said, “We are excited to be extending our Queensland footprint enhancing the health and wellbeing precinct within the new development, Yamanto Central.

The Ipswich region is the fastest growing in the country, with burgeoning populations and a fantastic community. We see this area as a wonderful opportunity for Viva Leisure. This site will provide the precinct with world class fitness facilities, with our 24/7 gym, Club Lime and group training studio hiit republic opening in 2021.”

Yamanto Central development project manager, James Hood of DMA Partners, is delighted with the project’s progress. The centre is attracting a strong level of interest across a good mix of businesses. The addition of the Viva Leisure brands to the centre supports our leasing strategy and anchors our lifestyle mall,” Hood said.

The Yamanto Central development has generated significant enthusiasm and support across the area with many people seeing it as a positive sign of life returning to normal post COVID.

Neighbourhood shopping centres will always have a place in communities as they genuinely create important hubs for people,” Leavy added.

Yamanto Central is going to take the concept of a super neighbourhood centre to the next level. It will bring much needed convenience and lifestyle offerings to an established residential catchment that still has decades of strong growth ahead, much of it involving young families with children looking to establish their forever homes.

Yamanto Central will not only offer the local community a place that is close, convenient, engaging and vibrant, it will have a strong emphasis on health and wellbeing, a place for families to thrive, providing the little ones with facilities to learn to swim and even local jobs for the older kids after school. It will be alive and buzzing with activity with all the stores and brands people need to live comfortably – locally.

The design is clean, fresh and modern and there will be plenty of free parking. Yamanto Central will be the heartbeat of the community, we’re so excited to swing the doors open and welcome everyone to Yamanto Central.”

Leasing enquiries: DMA Partners – 07 3234 4300.


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