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Giralang shops saga comes to a close

By Barcham - 29 November 2013 19

Giralang

Simon Corbell is all a quiver after an appeal which was stalling plans to provide Giralang with a nice new shopping complex was dismissed by the Court of Appeals today.

Check out our Giralang Shops tag and just look at how long this saga has been going on for.

Giralang’s supermarket closed in 2004, I bet the locals residents have missed it somewhat.

“I welcome this decision by the Supreme Court which is a win for the local residents of Giralang.

“This means that development can at last begin on a shopping complex that meets the needs of the local community,” Mr Corbell said.

“The Giralang shops have been in disarray for a number of years and today’s decision will draw this to a close. The plan to rebuild the shopping centre was stalled after a challenge to my call-in powers for the proposal in 2011,” Mr Corbell said.

In July 2012, the development at the Giralang shops was given the green light following a decision of the Supreme Court however today’s judgement by the Court of Appeals upholds Justice Burns’ decision.

The judgement of the Court of Appeal found that the decision of July 2012 was correct in deciding that the appellants lacked standing to apply for judicial review.

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19 Responses to
Giralang shops saga comes to a close
Gira2617 3:39 pm 01 Dec 13

lobster said :

Comes to a close AGAIN…

It had come to a close at least 3 or 4 times before.
Hopefully it comes to a close again.

Then that person on Chuculba can take down their sign that has been up for like 6 years.

I think it is kinda rich that Supabarn is making a fuss about a big name overwhelming smaller shops. Last time I checked the Shops at Giralang and Near Kaleen Primary didn’t fare so well when they started up.

The whole suburb will celebrate that sin has been up for 10 years, it started when they tried to close the school down. We kept the school and we will have our shops back, hopefully next year.

Gira2617 3:37 pm 01 Dec 13

So, how’s this for 6 degrees of separation. Supabarn is supplied by Metcash, Metcash owns IGA, IGA supplies groceries to 7 eleven.

So all the supermarkets in the area are supplied by the one business, no wonder they don’t want any competition.

Metcash is huge take a look at their website http://www.metcash.com
They own, supermarkets, bottle shops and automotive and hardware businesses.

Masquara 11:24 am 01 Dec 13

Thanks for the map! I had no idea what or where Giralang was …

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 11:09 pm 30 Nov 13

JC said :

lobster said :

Comes to a close AGAIN…

It had come to a close at least 3 or 4 times before.
Hopefully it comes to a close again.

Then that person on Chuculba can take down their sign that has been up for like 6 years.

I think it is kinda rich that Supabarn is making a fuss about a big name overwhelming smaller shops. Last time I checked the Shops at Giralang and Near Kaleen Primary didn’t fare so well when they started up.

On top of that Supabarn now have a near monopoly of supermarkets close to Kaleen and Giralang. The Gwidir Square supermarket is I beleive now a Supabarn express, the big one at Kaleen is Supabarn and Crace, which is also the next closest is also a Supabarn. Seems like Supabarn is happy to complain, yet they are the major beneficiaries of the competition policy that is restricting Woolworths and Coles from new sites in Gungahlin.

I also laugh when people talk about IGA and the small guy. Now I know of course most IGA supermarkets are owned by individuals, but the brand (and some of the larger stores) is owned by a major South African company. No doubt they screw the stores over, which if I am not mistaken has lead to Supabarn’s resurgence in Canberra and defection of other shops to Spar and the like, yet they too cry poor.

Also some of the owners of the larger IGA type stores do not hesitate to complain about Woolworths and Coles, but then in the next breath happy to sell out. Just look at Hawker that this week started trading as a Woolworths. In Belconnen alone Supabarn Kippax sold out 15 years ago and Charnwood IGA about 8 or so. Though I do reckon what Woolworths has done to Kippax and now Charnwood has been pretty good. And guess what not one local supermarket in the area has closed down due to the competition*.

*now yes Higgins supermarket has closed in recent times, but this was 10 years after Woolworths took over Kippax so don’t think caused it. Macgregor closed before the take over, after other shops shut down. Latham also closed due to the shops other than the supermarket closing and the building owner deciding it was better to build apartments, with space for a convenience store.

Yeah, was at hawker on Friday and it had transformed into a woollies, with mongos wearing signs annoying peeps aswell.

So gross.

JC 8:37 pm 30 Nov 13

lobster said :

Comes to a close AGAIN…

It had come to a close at least 3 or 4 times before.
Hopefully it comes to a close again.

Then that person on Chuculba can take down their sign that has been up for like 6 years.

I think it is kinda rich that Supabarn is making a fuss about a big name overwhelming smaller shops. Last time I checked the Shops at Giralang and Near Kaleen Primary didn’t fare so well when they started up.

On top of that Supabarn now have a near monopoly of supermarkets close to Kaleen and Giralang. The Gwidir Square supermarket is I beleive now a Supabarn express, the big one at Kaleen is Supabarn and Crace, which is also the next closest is also a Supabarn. Seems like Supabarn is happy to complain, yet they are the major beneficiaries of the competition policy that is restricting Woolworths and Coles from new sites in Gungahlin.

I also laugh when people talk about IGA and the small guy. Now I know of course most IGA supermarkets are owned by individuals, but the brand (and some of the larger stores) is owned by a major South African company. No doubt they screw the stores over, which if I am not mistaken has lead to Supabarn’s resurgence in Canberra and defection of other shops to Spar and the like, yet they too cry poor.

Also some of the owners of the larger IGA type stores do not hesitate to complain about Woolworths and Coles, but then in the next breath happy to sell out. Just look at Hawker that this week started trading as a Woolworths. In Belconnen alone Supabarn Kippax sold out 15 years ago and Charnwood IGA about 8 or so. Though I do reckon what Woolworths has done to Kippax and now Charnwood has been pretty good. And guess what not one local supermarket in the area has closed down due to the competition*.

*now yes Higgins supermarket has closed in recent times, but this was 10 years after Woolworths took over Kippax so don’t think caused it. Macgregor closed before the take over, after other shops shut down. Latham also closed due to the shops other than the supermarket closing and the building owner deciding it was better to build apartments, with space for a convenience store.

Genie 8:00 pm 30 Nov 13

Bout time !

There is 2 Supabarns in Kaleen and another just opened in Crace. Despite living in Giralang, I STILL will go to Gungahlin or Belco for my groceries.

The guy needs to give up.

lobster 12:16 pm 30 Nov 13

Comes to a close AGAIN…

It had come to a close at least 3 or 4 times before.
Hopefully it comes to a close again.

Then that person on Chuculba can take down their sign that has been up for like 6 years.

I think it is kinda rich that Supabarn is making a fuss about a big name overwhelming smaller shops. Last time I checked the Shops at Giralang and Near Kaleen Primary didn’t fare so well when they started up.

Gira2617 12:12 pm 30 Nov 13

poppy said :

That is very good news. However do we know that there is no further avenue that Supabarn can use to continue to stall this development? It will be hard to believe it is finally actually going to be happening until the bulldozers etc move in…

You’re right Poppy, they are talking about taking it to the High Court. What a waste of tine for the High Court and denying our suburb local shops.

I don’t even shop at the small shops in Kaleen or Evatt, and only at supabarn when I absolutely have to. I prefer going to Gungahlin or Belconnen.

No one complained when supabarn took over the deli and fruit and veggie shop at Kaleen, they are happy for the competition argument when it suits them.

This is what the high court is meant to hear:

The High Court is the highest court in the Australian judicial system. It was established in 1901 by Section 71 of the Constitution. The functions of the High Court are to interpret and apply the law of Australia; to decide cases of special federal significance including challenges to the constitutional validity of laws and to hear appeals, by special leave, from Federal, State and Territory courts.

maxblues 12:04 pm 30 Nov 13

poppy said :

That is very good news. However do we know that there is no further avenue that Supabarn can use to continue to stall this development? It will be hard to believe it is finally actually going to be happening until the bulldozers etc move in…

There is still the High Court.

LSWCHP 9:18 am 30 Nov 13

poppy said :

That is very good news. However do we know that there is no further avenue that Supabarn can use to continue to stall this development? It will be hard to believe it is finally actually going to be happening until the bulldozers etc move in…

I’ve lived near that catastrophe for 8 years. This is good news, but I’m with Poppy. I’ll believe it when I see it.

poppy 7:58 pm 29 Nov 13

That is very good news. However do we know that there is no further avenue that Supabarn can use to continue to stall this development? It will be hard to believe it is finally actually going to be happening until the bulldozers etc move in…

screaming banshee 7:47 pm 29 Nov 13

“Confirms puts an end”

Does Corbell get his stuff proofread by the Canberra times, or act policing?

Gira2617 7:21 pm 29 Nov 13
Gira2617 6:07 pm 29 Nov 13

Yeah, at long last. Many thanks to the Giralang Residents Action Group for their hard work over the past 9 years

Rollersk8r 2:00 pm 29 Nov 13

Wow! Finally! That didn’t take long at all…

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