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Aldi for Dickson

By johnboy - 3 February 2012 30

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Andrew Barr has announced there will be two new supermarkets going into Dickson and one will be an Aldi:

I am pleased to announce today that the Government will be seeking expressions of interest for the construction of two new supermarkets at Dickson. One of these supermarkets will be Aldi. The other will be a full-line supermarket, with the operator of the supermarket to be determined during the EOI process.

The two new supermarkets will give consumers greater choice in Dickson. It will mean a wider selection of places to shop, a wider variety of goods, and more competition, which can only be a good thing for keeping prices down.

It will also contribute to the renewal of the Dickson group centre.

And there was much rejoicing throughout the Inner North.

[Photo by Ell Brown CC BY 2.0 ]

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Aldi for Dickson
ryza 1:04 pm 03 Feb 12

nice_enough said :

I’d rather they moved the farmers markets down there, ….

HOLY crap, that is a great idea!

Personally i use Aussie Farmers Direct for groceries and my local IGA for incedentals like dunny paper. ColesWorth are dead to me…

New Yeah 12:30 pm 03 Feb 12

Skyring said :

smeeagain said :

New Yeah said :

Three supermarkets?!?! I’m not sure that will work. Seems to be the same logic from the 70s whereby putting service stations next to each other was supposed to keep petrol price down.

Why not build one somewhere else, I dunno, maybe Gungahlin?

There is already an Aldi at Gunghalin…

Wouldn’t having two next to each other improve competition and drive prices down?

It would be nice to think so, wouldn’t it. But I wouldn’t bet on prices getting any lower.

Skyring 11:34 am 03 Feb 12

smeeagain said :

New Yeah said :

Three supermarkets?!?! I’m not sure that will work. Seems to be the same logic from the 70s whereby putting service stations next to each other was supposed to keep petrol price down.

Why not build one somewhere else, I dunno, maybe Gungahlin?

There is already an Aldi at Gunghalin…

Wouldn’t having two next to each other improve competition and drive prices down?

nice_enough 11:34 am 03 Feb 12

Deref said :

Great news!

nice_enough said :

I’d rather they moved the farmers markets down there

Choku Bai Jo’s just around the corner at North Lyneham.

I do go there it’s great, but that’s nothing compared to the range you find at a fully fledged farmers market.

Also with “china town” around the corner having a farmers market in Dickson would turn Dickson into a foodies paradise. Which would be much nicer than a super market trolley wasteland.

Skyring 11:26 am 03 Feb 12

johnboy said :

those worried about the parking should read the linked media release which, for what it is worth, is promising vast underground parking.

Yeah, but during construction there will be a huge loss of spaces, which is going to make parking in Dickson absolute hell for a couple of years.

And when it’s complete, there will be no more free parking. It will all be the “get a ticket at the boom gate” thing. As it stands now there are a few keenly-sought after free parks, parking is generally free at certain times, and if you are prepared to chance it from the parking inspectors – like leaving one person in the car while the other pops in to get a book from the library or something – parking is always free.

I also share the concern over the amount of business that *three* supermarkets can do. Unless there’s a threefold increase in customers, it just means that things will sit on the shelf for three times as long on average. Fine if it’s a bottle of plonk, not so good if it’s a bunch of grapes.

Deref 11:21 am 03 Feb 12

Great news!

nice_enough said :

I’d rather they moved the farmers markets down there

Choku Bai Jo’s just around the corner at North Lyneham.

smeeagain 11:09 am 03 Feb 12

New Yeah said :

Three supermarkets?!?! I’m not sure that will work. Seems to be the same logic from the 70s whereby putting service stations next to each other was supposed to keep petrol price down.

Why not build one somewhere else, I dunno, maybe Gungahlin?

FWIW I don’t think Dickson Woolies is anywhere near as crowded/slow/mania-inducing as it has been in the past.

There is already an Aldi at Gunghalin…

Keijidosha 11:05 am 03 Feb 12

New Yeah said :

Three supermarkets?!?! I’m not sure that will work… Why not build one somewhere else, I dunno, maybe Gungahlin?

Because Gungahlin already has the big three.

johnboy 11:02 am 03 Feb 12

those worried about the parking should read the linked media release which, for what it is worth, is promising vast underground parking.

New Yeah 10:58 am 03 Feb 12

gospeedygo said :

nice_enough said :

I’d rather they moved the farmers markets down there, something more like the markets in inner Melbourne, for example South Melbourne markets etc. Not sure having 2 or 3 supermarkets near each other offers REAL competition.

That idea makes far too much sense. It’ll never catch on.

Or you could drive your bullock dray a few minutes down the road to Choku Baijo in North Lyneham. Farmer’s market produce without the crowds.

New Yeah 10:56 am 03 Feb 12

Three supermarkets?!?! I’m not sure that will work. Seems to be the same logic from the 70s whereby putting service stations next to each other was supposed to keep petrol price down.

Why not build one somewhere else, I dunno, maybe Gungahlin?

FWIW I don’t think Dickson Woolies is anywhere near as crowded/slow/mania-inducing as it has been in the past.

poetix 10:55 am 03 Feb 12

nice_enough said :

Could get a nice purpose build structure and would really add to the atmosphere of Dickson, which around woolies is basically pretty droll (and even scary).

Droll means funny in a whimsical kind of way. Is that what you meant and how is that a problem?

I would like to buy things at ALDI, but Mr Poetix says he won’t eat anything that comes from there. I’ll try starving him into submission…Or lying.

Rollersk8r 10:53 am 03 Feb 12

Interested to know if there’s some kind of multi-level carpark involved in all of this? Even with 1 supermarket Dickson’s never been great for parking, less so after filling in the 2 main carparks with more shops.

Not sure I completely agree with the competition policy anyway. One shop is too well located and makes too much money – so let’s see how they like it when forced to split profits 3 ways! That’ll show ’em!

gospeedygo 10:52 am 03 Feb 12

nice_enough said :

I’d rather they moved the farmers markets down there, something more like the markets in inner Melbourne, for example South Melbourne markets etc. Not sure having 2 or 3 supermarkets near each other offers REAL competition.

That idea makes far too much sense. It’ll never catch on.

nice_enough 10:37 am 03 Feb 12

I’d rather they moved the farmers markets down there, something more like the markets in inner Melbourne, for example South Melbourne markets etc. Not sure having 2 or 3 supermarkets near each other offers REAL competition.

Farmers Markets create more jobs and provide cheaper and better quality products and support the local region producers.

A Farmers Market in Dickson could be open 3-4 days a week (possibly more) instead of being crazy busy on just the Saturday. Could get a nice purpose build structure and would really add to the atmosphere of Dickson, which around woolies is basically pretty droll (and even scary).

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