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Giralang shops; you know the story by now…

By Rollersk8r 3 August 2012 23

Sometimes it pays to unwrap The Chronicle after all.

Possibly old news, but I wasn’t aware the long, long awaited, much, much needed redevelopment of Giralang shops is headed back to court for the 437th time, delaying work indefinitely.

Admittedly I’m not interested enough in researching the legal side of it – but is this how it’s going to play out forever?

Final approval, minister has used his call in powers, then immediately set back by another year each time a new party appeals??? How does anything ever get done in this town?

The article hits the nail on the head. I know a number of young families in Giralang with kids approaching school age, myself included.

The state of the shop site is one factor in weighing up whether we’ll send our kids to Giralang Primary.

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Coyote2012 4:16 pm 09 Aug 12

Gira2617 said :

Coyote2012 said :

Maybe I am missing the obvious but why don’t Woolies put a smaller store in Giralang like they have at Dunlop? Fixes the traffic problems through the suburb and would most probably keep the IGA’s in the surrounding suburbs viable.

Everyone gets a local centre this way.

That’s what they are doing, the shop size is the same as Dunlop, it’s the other shops and loading bay underneath that they are also taking into account. It’s not even certain that it’s woollies. It could be Aldi or anyone else, they are just using the system for their gain and not thinking about the community at all.

You are incorrect.

Dunlop is 800sqm with everything to do with the supermarket whilst what is being proposed at Giralang is 1,500sqm plus shared facilities. More than double! So again, my point is why don’t they just do the same size as Dunlop? I think I can answer my own question – developers greed. The same reason the site is such a pig sty and they cant spend the money to clean it up.

rosscoact 7:52 am 09 Aug 12

Coyote2012 said :

Maybe I am missing the obvious but why don’t Woolies put a smaller store in Giralang like they have at Dunlop? Fixes the traffic problems through the suburb and would most probably keep the IGA’s in the surrounding suburbs viable.

Everyone gets a local centre this way.

Woolies are trying to send every other competitor broke, that’s the point I would think

Gira2617 6:43 pm 08 Aug 12

Coyote2012 said :

Maybe I am missing the obvious but why don’t Woolies put a smaller store in Giralang like they have at Dunlop? Fixes the traffic problems through the suburb and would most probably keep the IGA’s in the surrounding suburbs viable.

Everyone gets a local centre this way.

That’s what they are doing, the shop size is the same as Dunlop, it’s the other shops and loading bay underneath that they are also taking into account. It’s not even certain that it’s woollies. It could be Aldi or anyone else, they are just using the system for their gain and not thinking about the community at all.

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