Troon Group‘s Ballarat Lifestyle Centre on the Market

Ballarat’s Troon Group has listed its brand new Ballarat Lifestyle Centre as the Large Format Retail sector enjoys relatively good times on the back of COVID-19 related government stimulus and spending trends.

Located on a massive 11,710 square metre site at 29 Cherry Flat Road, Delacombe, the property comprises a fully leased 3,765sqm (GLA) centre with 175 car spaces, returning an annual net income of $740,490 from five separate tenancies, including The Salvation Army, Autobarn RB Sellars and Beds R Us.

The Centre was developed by the well-known developer Troon Group, whom have been prominent in the precinct having successfully developed the Delacombe Town Centre (DTC) and adjoining Bunnings Warehouse.

An expressions of interest sales campaign is being managed by Stonebridge Property Group’s Justin Dowers, Kevin Tong and Philip Gartland in conjunction with Colliers International’s Mike Crittenden, Tim McIntosh, and James Wilson.

Mr Dowers said the property was likely to attract significant interest given the increasing demand for regionally located investments, driven by an improved outlook on population growth as well as significant stamp duty savings.

He said the fact that Victorians were unable to travel and/or take holidays meant that expenditure, which was now available for home improvements, was a further driver of Large Format Retail sales.

`Somewhat fortuitously COVID-19 has delivered a combination of extremely advantageous drivers for this retail sector. Many, Victorians are stuck at home and as a consequence have become more aware of how their household functions, or doesn’t. That and the fact that they have funds available, via government stimulus and limited travel options, has been a boon for large format retailers.

“Regional Victoria has endured 2020 much better than Metropolitan Melbourne, which is promoting a population growth shift towards major regional hubs such as Ballarat”

Mr Crittenden said the he new Centre enjoys a prime position nestled between a recently completed 17,000sqm Bunnings Warehouse, and the Delacombe Town Centre anchored by Woolworths, Kmart and Dan Murphy’s. These established retails and further development is a strong pull for shoppers, even from a wider catchment area

`Investors are being offered an asset with a strong existing income stream as well as the knowledge that the centrally located land component may provide potentially significant additional income prospects down the track.

`Delacombe is a rapidly growing part of one of Victoria’s key regional cities and is expected to double in size over the next 20 years. That sort of growth will ultimately present any number of options to commercial landlords,’’ he said.

He said investors would also note the 5.5 year WALE and the guaranteed rental growth as all tenants are secured on net leased with fixed annual increases.

For further information please contact:

Justin Dowers | Director – Stonebridge Property Group | +61 438 098 805 |

Mike Crittenden | Director – Colliers International | +61 400 544 045 |



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