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Giralang shops update

By zagons 4 December 2008 44

The lessee of the Giralang Shops, Nikias Nominees, has advised GRAG that it favours the Woolworths proposal over other possibilities and those parties have been involved in commercial negotiations.

Both Nikias and Woolworths have independently indicated to GRAG that they are close to reaching final agreement.

GRAG’s position continues to be that it will support any proposal which provides for a quality local centre. 

Nikias has further advised that it is close to finalising plans for the shopping complex which includes a liquor outlet and other small retail premises. It expects to show revised plans to GRAG prior to Christmas.

A traffic study is also said to have been completed. Hence a Development Application may not be far off.

Yuck!!! Who wants another woolies!!!

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Clown Killer 12:56 pm 16 Mar 09

Coles in Manuka trialled the trolleys that required a refundable $2 deposit a couple of years ago. They apparently noticed a significant drop in trade. It seems people decided that making sure you had $2 on you when you went to the supermarket was too much of a hassle.

peterh 12:50 pm 16 Mar 09

ant said :

rephlex said :

And Trolleys are going to be scattered in the vicinity of any supermarket that offers them to their customers..

Not if they have to pay for them! Aldi make you put money in the handle of the trolley to get it, and when you return the trolley you get your money out again. You don’t see Aldi trolleys wandering off.

amazingly, the batemans bay coles has the same system. only a matter of time to see canberra have supermarkets with paid trolleys – good idea, in my opinion.

it will suck a bit for the trolley collectors though, unless people leave them at the bays instead of returning to the stores…

screaming banshee 12:42 pm 16 Mar 09

Mrs Banshee reports Supabarn at Kaleen have a petition up opposing the current plan for the redevelopment on the Giralang shops. Didn’t have a close look but saw something about 3 stories???

aidan 1:33 pm 05 Dec 08

Zagons. As nifty pointed out, a Watson/Ainslie proposal is not on the table. I outlined above why I think this is not an option. If you want to make your own argument against what I said feel free.

I too would like the old shops back (with a committed lease holder). Short of a major U-turn from the Government, playing hardball with the lease holder, THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

You can lobby the government till you’re blue in the face, but their view will be “there is a proposal on the table, it meets your the criteria of a shopping centre in Giralang, stop whinging”.

This is a win for the residents of Giralang. Not ideal, but better n’ nowt and maybe with an upside of a more viable long term future.

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