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Silkstone Shopping Centre

Neighbourhood shopping centre incorporating major chain supermarket and specialty retail

  • Type/Category

  • Client

  • Location

    Blackstone Road, Silkstone
  • Project Value



  • Planning
  • Surveying

A 5,000m2 neighbourhood shopping centre within the established suburb of Silkstone in East Ipswich.  The project incorporates a 4,000m2 Coles supermarket supported by specialty retail and food outlets.

The WCG Value add


  • Due diligence planning and advice during site acquisition phases including negotiations with Council and QUU to lock down infrastructure charges and secure significant credits
  • Negotiation and resolution with respect to a number of major design and technical challenges to find a balance between planning and commercial imperatives of the project, including urban design outcomes, car parking, servicing, and management of development impacts
  • Overcoming site and design constraints to deliver meaningful landscape solutions in narrow building setbacks and difficult remnant spaces
  • Working collaboratively with project architects and public art consultants to work through delivery of public art and community dividend


  • Detail survey over old school site and adjoining park areas
  • Surround survey to reinstate existing external boundaries
  • Lot calculations to reflect planning concepts for the development
  • Prepared disclosure plans and draft survey plans for sales documentation