BIRALLEE Village shopping centre in West Wodonga will undergo a major makeover under a $800,000 plan submitted to council for approval.
The Sydney-based owners have proposed upgrades to all existing shop facades and awnings and shade structures over a section of the carpark.
The planning application submitted to Wodonga Council states there are two stages to the project, but they will be carried out simultaneously by different contractors.
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There is no expansion of the property proposed.
But demolition and replacement of part of the existing east and north facing building facades and awnings are proposed along with demolition and replacement of the existing main pedestrian entry awning.
The works will require the removal of two existing carparking spaces to extend existing paved seating areas and awning.
Plans show the seating areas are located in front of the main entry and at the southern corner where the newsagency and chemist are located.
Centro Property Group originally paid $5.2 million for the rundown Birallee centre in 2001 and spent more than $9 million on an extension to include an expanded Coles supermarket and other shops.
The shopping centre is presently not fully tenanted.
In 2011, the shopping centre was sold to Hadley Green Securities for about $14 million with an investment company BVPT Pty Ltd created and remains the present owners.
Hadley Green Securities manages the property on behalf of the owners.
In addition to the Coles supermarket, newsagency and chemist, other shops in the centre include Haus of Meat, Bakers Delight, Domino's, Simple Indulgence, Subway, Treasure Hunter and Jetts gymnasium.
One of the original centre tenants, Video Ezy has been re-branded as Bira Flix.
Land on the northern side of the shopping centre remains vacant.