As a libertarian my heart thrills to see laissez faire economics driving retail planning in the ACT.
Let the chips fall where they may! Let the businesses that can’t attract custom fall by the wayside!
So imagine my joy to see a Canberra Times report that Harry Notaras Investments is planning to build another enourmous shopping mall out in Fyshwick!
- Property developers Harry Notaras Investments have lodged a building application for the centre with the ACT Planning and Land Authority.
The development, described as a bulky goods retail centre, is on the corner of Iron Knob and Beaconsfield streets, next to the Direct Factory Outlet shopping complex. It will have 11 shopfronts spread over 7094sqm of floorspace and open-air and basement parking for more than 250 cars.
If approved, the complex will be the second development on the 24ha EpiCentre industrial estate.
It’s so nice to see the dead hand of measured planning consigned to the dustbin of history. We’re not competent to do planning anyway.