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Confirmed.. It’s a Woolies for Dunlop

By paperboy - 31 May 2011 15

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For those who doubted the original blog back in January, and there were plenty the development application is now in for the new Supermarket at Dunlop even though it’s been under construction for months. (how does that work?)

Did they get in before the (former) Chiefly one insisted on getting more IGA etc, or didn’t anyone else want it?

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Confirmed.. It’s a Woolies for Dunlop
Gerry-Built 8:55 pm 06 Oct 11

Himeno said :

The Dunlop Woolworths is only going to have 3 aisles, no deli and something like 10 parking spaces. It’s a shoebox, though there is a smaller Woolworths store in Sydney.
Charnwood has been getting paperwork for Dunlop for the last few weeks.
Charnwood Woolworths isn’t going to close. It is going to get extended.

Drove by just now. At least 7 aisles (not including liquor store next door). Rough count; at least 45 parking spots. Opens October 13. Clearly having a staff induction tonight; about a dozen staff being giving a talk up the front of the store. Importantly, the store is exactly 1km closer to home.

Himeno 8:52 pm 19 Sep 11

The Dunlop Woolworths is only going to have 3 aisles, no deli and something like 10 parking spaces. It’s a shoebox, though there is a smaller Woolworths store in Sydney.
Charnwood has been getting paperwork for Dunlop for the last few weeks.
Charnwood Woolworths isn’t going to close. It is going to get extended.

Rocan 2:45 pm 13 Jul 11

Thus Woolies push into the smaller suburban supermarkets begins. Presume this must’ve got through before the ban on Woolies/Coles tendering for newly developed supermarket sites. Anyway I’m happy, can now walk to the shops (see we’re not lazy). Also prefer Woolies over IGA – Fraser IGA is a rip-off.

bd84 8:52 pm 01 Jun 11

rosscoact said :

Ian said :

Wouldn’t be surprised if they closed the Charnwood one. It’s on the small side and a bit of a dump.

I understand that they are increasing the size of the Charnwood Woolies, this is just another step in Woolies plan to have 100% of the supermarkets in Australia

The DA for the redevelopment and substantial increase in the floor space of the Charnwood Woolies was up on the ACTPLA website months ago. Once it goes onto the website and the feedback period ends nobody ever knows what happens until nothing happens or they start building..

Chop71 9:07 am 01 Jun 11

While other local shopping centres are struggling why is this one going ahead? Are the other 2 stores going that well they are prepared to invest in another store.

I guess there must be a demand for it.

rosscoact 8:09 am 01 Jun 11

Ian said :

Wouldn’t be surprised if they closed the Charnwood one. It’s on the small side and a bit of a dump.

I understand that they are increasing the size of the Charnwood Woolies, this is just another step in Woolies plan to have 100% of the supermarkets in Australia

Gerry-Built 10:11 pm 31 May 11

Jethro said :

Are Dunlopians really so lazy they are unable to migrate that far to purchase their cheese doodles and energy drinks?

Why, yes… we are… that’s why we made them build one out here…

LaLa 9:34 pm 31 May 11

thatsnotme said :

LaLa said :

Great. Just what we need out there. Another bloody Woolies. I was really hoping for an IGA.

Any particular reason why? It seems to me that my wallet ends up lighter after a trip to an IGA, than it does to a Woolworths – especially if I want to buy any type of fresh food. The range available in Woolies compared to the IGA’s I’ve been to is much larger too.

I guess I can understand if it’s some type of idealogical disapproval, but personally, I’d much rather a supermarket that sells stuff I need, at a decent price, opened near me.

A few reasons really
– We’ve already got two Woolworths in neighbouring suburbs
– I don’t really like Woolies
– I like that IGA carry different lines than Woolworths and prefer to do ad-hoc shopping there 🙂

Ian 8:24 pm 31 May 11

Wouldn’t be surprised if they closed the Charnwood one. It’s on the small side and a bit of a dump.

Jethro 6:53 pm 31 May 11

I really cannot see how this is needed. Kippax Woolies and Charnwood Woolies are both within 5 minutes of Dunlop.

Are Dunlopians really so lazy they are unable to migrate that far to purchase their cheese doodles and energy drinks?

Kitty7 5:59 pm 31 May 11

Yay, 3 woolies stores within 5 minutes of my house. Guess that means that prices will go up, there certainly won’t be any competition in the area. Might have to start going to Coles on the way home from work if I want cheaper prices.

basketcase 5:49 pm 31 May 11

Wonder if they will kill off the Charnwood Woolies? It has a large patronage from Dunlop and 5pm parking congestion at Charny will make Dunlop more attractive for some.

thatsnotme 5:24 pm 31 May 11

LaLa said :

Great. Just what we need out there. Another bloody Woolies. I was really hoping for an IGA.

Any particular reason why? It seems to me that my wallet ends up lighter after a trip to an IGA, than it does to a Woolworths – especially if I want to buy any type of fresh food. The range available in Woolies compared to the IGA’s I’ve been to is much larger too.

I guess I can understand if it’s some type of idealogical disapproval, but personally, I’d much rather a supermarket that sells stuff I need, at a decent price, opened near me.

LaLa 4:58 pm 31 May 11

Great. Just what we need out there. Another bloody Woolies. I was really hoping for an IGA.

dpm 1:58 pm 31 May 11

“For those who doubted the original blog back in January, and there were plenty the development application is now in for the new Supermarket at Dunlop even though it’s been under construction for months. (how does that work?)”

Looking at the plan you provided by link, the the development app has been in the works for some time. That’s probably why it’s been under construction for months.
B Nov. 2009 DA Submission
C May 2010 Amendments
D June 2010 Amendments to satisfy ACTPLA concerns
E Aug. 2010 Amendments to satisfy ACTPLA concerns
F Feb. 2011 Revisions to satisfy tenants needs
G Mar. 2011 Further revisions to satisfy tenants needs
Looking at this, it may have potentially been approved in March?

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