Green light for Giralang Shops

aidan 6 October 2010 11

The latest Development Application for Giralang Shops has been approved.

Hallelujah.


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niftydog niftydog 1:59 pm 13 Oct 10

Rollersk8r said :

…it will be where people can meet for a coffee, a walking destination, a place where sports clubs can have a sausage sizzle to raise money…

Shame you won’t be able to browse racks of newspapers & magazines, grab a croissant, pick up a pizza for dinner, have a beer with your neighbours or get a haircut.

canberra bureaucrat canberra bureaucrat 1:41 pm 09 Oct 10

Yay, bring it on.

housebound housebound 5:19 pm 07 Oct 10

Yay. About time. Congratsulations to the Giralung residents for finally winning on this.

damien haas damien haas 4:41 pm 07 Oct 10

This is very good news for Giralang and Belconnen residents.

The more local hubs like this exist and are attractive to local residents and businesses, the less we will have to drive to controlled environments to shop. It is close enough to walk or cycle to for Giralang and surrounding suburb residents.

Rollersk8r Rollersk8r 9:28 am 07 Oct 10

Have been following this very closely in the 4 years we’ve lived in the G-lang. Very excited that it will go through this time. Despite other retailers (in Kaleen) objecting out of self-interest this is a very important development for the people who actually live in the suburb. It’s a lot more than simply having a convenient shop. It’s part of the community and will give the place a real boost. It’s also a community hub that’s been missing – it will be where people can meet for a coffee, a walking destination, a place where sports clubs can have a sausage sizzle to raise money after the kids have played their sport etc.

poppy poppy 7:22 pm 06 Oct 10

As a giralang resident of 10 years I am very happy to hear this has been approved. Fingers crossed that it doesn’t get stopped on appeal etc.

aidan aidan 3:45 pm 06 Oct 10

Stuffed up the quotes on that last comment, obviously that second quoted section is from the Canberra Times, not me.

aidan aidan 3:44 pm 06 Oct 10

lobster said :

It’s just that living right over the road from the shops, I always hear that they are going to do something with it.
Then someone complains and nothing gets done with it.
Which has been going on for like 4+ years now

This time it looks to be going ahead.

I wasn’t impressed with the standard of journalism on show in the Canberra Times coverage of the story. The first paragraph of that story:

Woolworths is set to gain a presence at Giralang, a move which flies in the face of the Stanhope Government’s aim to break up Canberra’s supermarket duopoly.

What?! Talk about editorialising! Report the news ya muppets, don’t try and make it. Sure, it is worth mentioning that this appears to contradict the stated aim of increasing competition in the supermarket sector. But it isn’t the lead. And using emotive language like “flies in the face” undermines the paper’s credibility.

lobster lobster 2:55 pm 06 Oct 10

It’s just that living right over the road from the shops, I always hear that they are going to do something with it.
Then someone complains and nothing gets done with it.
Which has been going on for like 4+ years now

John Moulis John Moulis 11:57 am 06 Oct 10

lobster said :

Until someone protests it because it isn’t exactly what they wanted…

. . . or the anti-Woolworths brigade jump up and down about the people of Giralang being given the opportunity to shop at the supermarket chain the overwhelming majority of Australians prefer.

lobster lobster 11:44 am 06 Oct 10

Until someone protests it because it isn’t exactly what they wanted…

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