Enclosed, weather-proof entrance planned for Cooleman Court

Ian Bushnell 4 September 2018 31

The Cooleman Court entrance on Mahony Court. Photo: Ian Bushnell

The northern entrance to Cooleman Court Shopping Centre in Weston is set for a makeover, with the current concrete ramp entry to be replaced by an enclosed, weather-proofed travellator.

According to a development application lodged by owner Mirvac, the new, accessible entry way on Mahony Court will provide a more functional and attractive façade to the main pedestrian and car parking area of Cooleman Court.

The proposed new Cooleman Court entry on Mahony Court. Image: Supplied.

The existing ramp and balustrade will be demolished and a travellator and lift installed.

The entry way will be enclosed, with glass windows and glazed automated doors installed to weather-proof it.

New signage has also been proposed for the northern façade, as well as new façade treatments and textures to improve presentation and visual interest.

A modernised entrance should also make life easier for customers battling with shopping trolleys and the elements on the sloped entrance, as well as people with disabilities.

Cooleman Court is part of the Weston Group Centre, which serves Weston Creek and the Molonglo Valley.

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31 Responses to Enclosed, weather-proof entrance planned for Cooleman Court
Amanda Caldwell Amanda Caldwell 7:43 am 07 Sep 18

As others have noted, lack of parking is a key issue at this shopping centre. But linked to that is the increased danger of so many cars and people in a very unstructured space. It's like Browns' cows - everyone wanders to and fro to the entries, at both car parks. They are battling trolleys with minds of their own, keeping track of children, and watching out for cars whose drivers are desperate to find a park, any park. The facility owners need to take a good look and listen to the community, and seek advice of experts who know about moving people safely around these spaces.

Robin Butler Robin Butler 6:14 pm 06 Sep 18

Get a shopping centre into the new suburbs! It seems completely incompetent to build hundreds of houses without also constructing shopping centres and ensuring they are operational when hundreds of people and cars move in.

Judy Udovisi Judy Udovisi 2:20 pm 06 Sep 18

More parking please

Anne Handberg Anne Handberg 11:29 am 06 Sep 18


Jessica Yesberg Jessica Yesberg 12:50 am 06 Sep 18

More parking!!

David Jones David Jones 12:17 am 06 Sep 18

Less crackheads

Margaret Freemantle Margaret Freemantle 10:10 pm 05 Sep 18


Ali Clinch Ali Clinch 9:55 pm 05 Sep 18

More disabled parking and a safe drop off spot for low mobility seniors.

Ali Sewter Ali Sewter 9:14 pm 05 Sep 18

What about more parking?

Amelia Smith Amelia Smith 8:36 pm 05 Sep 18

Fix the footpath on the community centre side. It is sloped so badly towards the car park that it is a massive struggle to control your shopping trolley.

Jess Tan Jess Tan 8:30 pm 05 Sep 18

Tom Howieson hooray. I wont have to walk to the shop...

Courtney Matthew Courtney Matthew 7:11 pm 05 Sep 18

More parking. We used to do all our groceries there, but now I won’t go there at all, purely because it doesn’t seem to matter what time of day I go, I can’t get a park. Given it has the only Aldi in the weston creek/woden area, it’s quite disgraceful. I would rather drive to tuggeranong or Belconnen to get the same stores than deal with Cooleman Court.

    Geoff Rey Geoff Rey 1:58 am 06 Sep 18

    I never have too much of a problem finding a park 🤷‍♂️

    Courtney Matthew Courtney Matthew 5:43 am 06 Sep 18

    Then you must be lucky. Doesn’t seem to matter what time I go, the car parks are already packed.

Steve Monahan Steve Monahan 5:57 pm 05 Sep 18

More parking

Rafe Whoiam Rafe Whoiam 5:42 pm 05 Sep 18

The road in the carpark near the entrance needs to be painted with white stripes to highlight it is a shared space with pedestrians.

Stephen Page-Murray Stephen Page-Murray 3:31 pm 05 Sep 18

More parking

Warren Morris Warren Morris 2:43 pm 05 Sep 18

This should have been done long ago!!

Mel Foster Mel Foster 1:37 pm 05 Sep 18

More parking

Robyne Mitchell Robyne Mitchell 1:24 pm 05 Sep 18

Yes, a flat footpath on the side where the dry cleaners are. At the moment it slopes down to road and is very difficult for elderly and disabled to push their walkers or trolleys along the path.

    Amelia Smith Amelia Smith 3:16 pm 05 Sep 18

    This is very important!

    Karen Joy Stone Nowak Karen Joy Stone Nowak 3:51 pm 05 Sep 18

    I'm neither elderly or disabled, but will certainly agree that the slope on that side of the shops is even troublesome for me, especially with a heavy full trolley. :)

Katie Volter Katie Volter 1:01 pm 05 Sep 18

More efficient parking

Jenni Zimoch Jenni Zimoch 11:49 am 05 Sep 18

More parking.

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