Plans unveiled for Queensland fresh food precinct

A unique fresh-food concept is set to hit South-East Queensland, with the launch of a new gourmet market hall at Yamanto Central.

Plans for the 1750sqm open-plan Market Central precinct have been unveiled, promising to deliver a premium fresh food experience in a unique ‘street stall’ setting.

Anchored by key tenant Coles, the precinct will also be supported by boutique trade out opportunities which are currently leasing.

DMA Partners’ specialist leasing team is now firmly focused on securing an artisan baker, florist, butcher, poultry and fresh seafood vendor to create a diverse mix of businesses that will further strengthen Yamanto Central’s food and select retail offering.

Ryan Andersen, DMA managing director said the latest development provided prospective tenants and customers a constantly evolving and exciting space to operate.

“Market Central allows fresh produce and specialty retailers to strategically position themselves within a unique setting in one of Australia’s fastest growing areas,” Andersen said.

“The open-plan design provides flexible tenancies and signage opportunities for clever operators of all sizes to capitalise on the current culinary trends”.

“Our leasing team is negotiating with a range of retailers to bring the best quality produce and specialty offerings to the Ipswich region.”

Situated 35km from inner-city Brisbane and 5km south of the Ipswich CBD, Yamanto Central is placed well to capitalise on the area’s strong growth projections.

The primary trade area is projected to grow to around 63,000 people over the next 10 years, reflecting an annual growth rate of 3.6 per cent – approximately 50 per cent higher than the national average.

Authentic fresh food retail operators are now being encouraged to submit proposals for the latest development, which supports developer JM Kelly Group’s commitment to deliver a progressive and innovative sub-regional shopping experience.

Vicky Leavy, JM Kelly Retail general manager said the announcement of Yamanto Central’s new marketplace was part of a strategic growth plan to target a niche local audience.

“The vision for Market Central was inspired by the lively market offerings in Australia’s capital cities. We wanted to put a community spin on a concept usually reserved for large urban centres.”

“Retailers will be given the opportunity to trade out of their tenancies as part of the overall appeal, allowing residents to form lasting relationships with vendors,” Leavy said.