Dampier Village shopping centre reopens after stage one of $3.5 million facelift complete

Sam JonesPilbara News
Scope Property's Shaun Quinlan with Karratha Mayor Peter Long at the ribbon cutting
Camera IconScope Property's Shaun Quinlan with Karratha Mayor Peter Long at the ribbon cutting Credit: Supplied

Stage one of the new and improved Dampier Village Centre Piazza has officially opened, with City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long touting the facelift as a game-changing step for the small community.

Featuring a modern outdoor dining space with four retail spaces, shade structures and landscaped gardens, the recently unveiled works are just the first stage in the $3.5 million redevelopment, undertaken by Scope Property Group.

Further development planned for later in the year will create 11 retail and office spaces adjacent to Dampier Food and Liquor inside the shopping centre.

Score Property Group director Shaun Quinlan said the revitalised centre would become a hub of life for the community.

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The project came off the back of the City of Karratha approving a new Dampier Masterplan in early 2022, which aimed to optimise the appeal of Dampier as a great place to stay and visit, focusing on public life, a new improved public realm and good connections to the waterfront.

Under the master plan, the City aims to support and encourage the upgrade, enhancement and reconfiguration of the existing shopping centre.

Key projects in the document include the creation of a sporting hub at Windy Ridge Oval and a new caravan park.

Scope Property Group director Robert Engelhard said the developer’s priority was to support the community by creating a welcoming place for residents and visitors to enjoy now and well into the future.

“Dampier is a unique coastal oasis in the Pilbara, and the Dampier community and the City of Karratha are rightly very passionate about the types of enhancements they want to see in the future,” he said.

“It’s wonderful to see local people embracing the work that’s been done so far, and we’re really excited about what lies ahead for Dampier, for the people who live here, and for people who visit this very special part of Western Australia.”

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