Home Consortium Submits Application for the Masters Springfield Central Site

Photo credit: Masters Home Improvement

Plans to transform Masters Springfield Central into a Homemaker Centre have recently been submitted to the Ipswich City Council for approval.

Home Consortium has submitted a DA to the Ipswich City Council last week showing plans to have 10 tenancies and a small cafe onsite. The location is one of 40 of the former hardware centres which they plan to transform into hypermarkets that will feature various brands for lifestyle, health and appliance. Depending on the location, possible tenancies include gyms, medical centres, childcare services, and children’s play centres.

Photo credit: Ipswich City Council

The development at Masters Springfield Central represents a huge opportunity for the developer, given the growing population in the Springfield area. “The proposed development represents an enhanced retail offer for residents, repurposing a vacant site that if not fully occupied or underutilised could detract from success story,” the developer said.

“The site is in a highly accessible location and the specialty tenants envisaged are not expected to affect the local activity centre hierarchy, being a complementary offer to that within the balance of the Springfield Town Centre,” the development application states.

Should it be approved, the development is expected to create over 100 jobs.

When completed, this project will provide residents better access to retail stores in a highly accessible location. Established chains will be opened in these stories with expected retailers like the Good Guys, Spotlight, Woolworths, and Chemist Warehouse possibly occupying tenancies in the location.