Shipping container takeaways for Woden dining precinct

Ian Bushnell 3 February 2020 18
Bradley Street in Woden

This graphic shows one of the proposed takeaway shops on Bradley Street in Woden. Images: From the DA.

The Bradley Street dining precinct in Woden Town Centre will soon have more takeaway options and an injection of vitality with the planned installation of two shipping container shops on the footpath next to Westfield Woden shopping centre.

A development application says the takeaway shops, aimed at passers-by, will add vibrancy to the western side of Bradley Street in an area dominated by the blank facades of the shopping centre.

The shipping containers will come with collapsible outdoor tables and seating and are to be “designed and crafted to a high standard with a selection of materials and colours to enliven the otherwise dull section of Bradley Street and connect existing ground level shop entrances and restaurants with this modern alfresco dining option”.

Westfield Woden

A render of the proposed shipping container takeaway shops in front of the Westfield Woden wall.

They will fit in with and contribute to the existing street character with a combination of restaurants and parking surrounding the site, the DA says.

Designed to be fully removable, the containers will be powered and serviced from Westfield Woden, with screened connections along the awning and dropped down onto their roofs.

Signs including menu boards won’t be illuminated and are exempt from the development application.

Light poles will be removed and relocated to ensure the area is well lit at night and a bench will have to be moved.

Canberra Town Planning lodged the DA for Transport Canberra and City Services, and Westfield owners Scentre Group.


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18 Responses to Shipping container takeaways for Woden dining precinct
Kim Eason Kim Eason 8:37 am 05 Feb 20

Sandwiches? Salads? These are lacking in Woden

Mikey Moore Mikey Moore 10:18 pm 04 Feb 20

Matt Matt Jackson 🤤 petition them to stay open late

    Matt Bailey Matt Bailey 10:26 pm 04 Feb 20

    Mikey Moore can RJ have one of the containers??

Rauny Worm Rauny Worm 9:25 pm 04 Feb 20

Take Aways..really..this adds to a community???

Colette Robinson Colette Robinson 7:41 pm 04 Feb 20

Does this mean Grease Monkey might return? Bummed that I never actually got around to going to their caravan when it was in Woden.

Shane Hughes Shane Hughes 6:47 pm 04 Feb 20

Woden, please stop trying to be Braddon... it’s just not gonna happen

Jane Barratt Jane Barratt 6:34 pm 04 Feb 20

Wish we could get them further south.... forgotten again.😟

Alan Rose Alan Rose 6:11 pm 04 Feb 20

They just finished putting in more restaurants and a bar there.

Fred Pilcher Fred Pilcher 5:55 pm 04 Feb 20

"Vibrancy". Real estate agent spaeck. What a crock.

George Lemon George Lemon 5:37 pm 04 Feb 20

While the proper cafes and restaurants pay extremely high rent the gypsies get off.

Roz Hodsdon Roz Hodsdon 5:33 pm 04 Feb 20

Eyesores

David Brown David Brown 5:03 pm 04 Feb 20

Just what we need. Food for people who no longer have jobs there.

John Moulis John Moulis 4:55 pm 04 Feb 20

I liked the Grease Monkey burger caravan when the precinct first opened. I wanted to take my mother there for lunch one day and it was gone. We now take the bus and tram to Gunners and have burgers at Young and Frisky's.

David J Le Roy David J Le Roy 4:38 pm 04 Feb 20

Wonder how long these eyesores will last.

    Glenn Beaumaris Glenn Beaumaris 4:46 pm 04 Feb 20

    Given that A&A were eyesores for 10 years, I'd say they will be there until 2030😂😂. Mind you, I'm a bit over the large number of sushi places at Woden. Need a bit more variety that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

    David J Le Roy David J Le Roy 4:51 pm 04 Feb 20

    Yep. Try and find one place where you can get a simple sandwich inside the Plaza - nada.

Robyne Mitchell Robyne Mitchell 4:34 pm 04 Feb 20

Just what we need

Matt Frawley Matt Frawley 4:32 pm 04 Feb 20

Too bad they aren't closing the street to traffic...

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