Next generation retail one step closer in Kingston as Spring Farm Village DA lodged

Tipalea Partners has lodged a Development Application with Kingborough Council for its new Spring Farm Village project, a $45 million next-generation retail hub that will deliver exciting new retail and boost local employment within the growing Kingborough region.

According to Tipalea, the community should be shopping in the new centre before Christmas 2025.

Strategically positioned opposite Bunnings on the Channel Highway in Kingston, the proposed centre will deliver over 7,500 square metres of retail space to this burgeoning residential hotspot. It is also set to be the most technologically-advanced and environmentally sustainable retail centre south of Hobart.

Kingston is earmarked as one of Hobart’s fastest growing regions, with a projected population increase of 7,000 in the next 10 years. It is set to benefit with a significant boost to local employment as more than 1,200 job opportunities are forecast to be generated by the delivery of Spring Farm Village.

The state-of-the-art new retail centre has been designed by 12C Architects and will serve the daily needs of the growing residential population from Huntingfield through to Margate and Snug, providing residents with greater competition, choice, and convenience.

“Tipalea has a reputation for delivering premium retail centres that transform regions and unlock both greater amenity and competitive pricing for local communities. Spring Farm Village is set to redefine everyday convenience in Kingston, and we are eager to appoint a builder and get construction underway,” said Scott Spanton, CEO of Tipalea Partners.

“Now that we have lodged our DA, we are hopeful for approval around May and would then aim for construction to start mid to late 2024 with the centre opening before Christmas 2025,” he said.

Spring Farm Village will be anchored by the latest generation and largest Coles Supermarket (4,250m2) in the region.

Joining Coles is Chemist Warehouse, opening its first superstore in the region which is expected to attract customers from near and far to its unique offering and warehouse prices.

These national retailers will be joined by 14 specialty retailers, creating an innovative retail hub that offers significant choice for the local community.

Spring Farm Village is set to become the new epicentre of the region, integrating cutting-edge sustainability features and innovative new technologies. These include a full solar array, EV charging stations, weather station, free wi-fi, wireless charging stations, a dedicated smart building app, cloud-based CCTV throughout, car counters, duress intercoms and a building information dashboard.

With unrivalled connectivity and accessibility, Spring Farm Village will include over 350 easily-accessible car parks, including dedicated bays for disability parking, mums & bubs, and seniors. Taxis and Uber food delivery bays along with EV charging stations will also be provided.

Tipalea Partners has been investing and creating jobs in Tasmania for over 15 years, and Stony Rise Village represents its sixth Tasmanian project. It is also awaiting rezoning approval for its 8,000 square metre Stony Rise Village shopping centre in Devonport which will anchored by Woolworths and Chemist Warehouse.

Tipalea opened strongly performing Glebe Hill Village in Howrah in 2022 which is already hailed as Tasmania’s most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly neighbourhood centre.

Tipalea Partners has successfully developed neighbourhood retail centres across Australia in locations such as Mackay in Queensland, Pimpama on the Gold Coast, Muswellbrook in the NSW Hunter Valley as well as Launceston and Hobart in Tasmania.

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