Another sinkhole has formed at a major shopping centre in Perth’s southern suburbs.

Crews started excavating an area of the carpark outside Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre on Tuesday afternoon after bitumen began collapsing.

It comes four months after a huge sinkhole, spanning across dozens of car bays forced the closure of a nearby section of the centre’s car park.

That area remains under repair.

At the time of the first sinkhole, Stockland Baldivis said in a statement it would undertake a full investigation with engineers and local authorities to determine the cause of the collapse.

The sinkhole before excavation began.
The sinkhole before excavation began. CREDIT:FACEBOOK

In a statement on Tuesday centre management said the area surrounding the new sinkhole – which was around 50 metres from the first collapse area – has been isolated.

“We have isolated the affected area in the Stockland Baldivis carpark and our contractor has commenced works to repair the hole,” the statement read.

“The safety of our customers is our highest priority and we are investigating the cause of this issue.”

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