Busselton’s new Origins Market by Erceg Management to showcase best of down south

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VideoBusselton Mayor Grant Henley talks about breaking ground the Origins Market project in the town.

Perth families heading south for a coronavirus-imposed staycation will soon be able to find a local treasure in an indoor market hub designed to showcase the very best of the South West.

Erceg Management, the property developer behind Swan Valley’s hugely popular Mandoon Estate, yesterday broke ground on Busselton’s Origins Market development.

Pitched as an experiential indoor market “unlike any other in Western Australia”, the space will act as an incubator for emerging creatives along with farmers, producers, winemakers and artisans that define the region.

It market will feature more than 100 stalls showcasing local produce and creations, including microbrewing, distilling, tastings, long-table dining, demonstrations and edible gardens.

Allan Erceg said it would be a legacy project for his company, which was founded in 1979 as a boutique property company specialising in development, leasing and management of shopping centres.

Artist impressions of Origins Market in Busselton.
Camera IconArtist impressions of Origins Market in Busselton. Credit: Erceg Management
The market has been described as a “legacy” project.
Camera IconThe market has been described as a “legacy” project. Credit: Erceg Management

“This is a significant investment for our business and we are committed to providing a long-term opportunity for growers, artists and creators in the South West to showcase their produce and talent,” Mr Erceg said.

“Busselton is experiencing a steady population increase, particularly in young families and working professionals. When the new airport is operating as a gateway to Margaret River and beyond, we’ll see further growth in tourist numbers and Origins Market will showcase a taste of what this region has to offer.”

It will feature more than 100 stalls.
Camera IconIt will feature more than 100 stalls. Credit: Erceg Management
Long-table dining will be part of the communal feel.
Camera IconLong-table dining will be part of the communal feel. Credit: Erceg Management

Erceg is developing the entire 80,000sqm Busselton Power Centre site on West Street and has already invested $50 million into the site. It plans to invest a further $50m in the future to provide commercial, leisure and retail spaces for Busselton.

Up to 250 people will be employed during the construction phase of the markets development, with the site set to open in spring 2021.

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