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Woollies Dickson – where’s the consultation, Gubmint?

I-filed 7 July 2009 61

Woollies Dickson has put a couple of big green dongers exactly where the 16 or so most convenient car parking spaces are (were) – right out the front – and appear to be using them as additional storage.
Did the ACT Government consult with the public, as to whether/where they should be placed? If not, why not?
Where were the Greens when this was arranged?
Where and when was it announced to the public?
How much is Woollies paying to inconvenience shoppers? Commercial rent?
Why hasn’t Woollies been required to simply build itself additional space above the shop – or at least, further away from the premium spaces?
How longterm is this arrangement?

Yet again, a totally dishonest Government, boasting about a consultative approach while doing the exact opposite.

[ED – Although it could just be Woolworths pulling a swifty…?]

UPDATE: ED – So having nipped down to Dickson it appears that what I-filed calls “dongers” are shipping containers. Which makes me a-feared for her love life. Here are the offending items:


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S4anta S4anta 4:14 pm 08 Jul 09

Don’t like shopping at the supermarket?

Do an order over the internet! simple, plus getting stuff dropped at home is great skive of work option

sheesh

ScrappyKat ScrappyKat 3:59 pm 08 Jul 09

Consultation and the ACT government. What a laugh. The ACT government knows nothing about public consulation, and even if they do do it, they dont take the publics opinion into account. Look at Kingsford Smith School and the inaddequacies of the carparks and the buildings.

I am delighted I am delighted 11:12 am 08 Jul 09

I-filed said :

When I went past the other day Woollies employees were carting stock from the containers (whatever) into the shop, and it’s being used for storage, not as part of a construction enterprise. As for barking at people who want to park close to the shop, that’s nonsense. Convenience is important and no-one wants to waste time crossing a car park unnecessarily. Well, I’d prefer not to. If the car park is publicly owned, the public should know if the government is doing deals. As was my point! :/

So it’s worse than I thought, these containers aka “dongers” have hypnotised Woolworths employees to feed them as part of some enterprise deal with the government!

On another note, last night I was watching the “dongers” from the trees across the car park, and I am yet to see any signs of breeding.

Personally I don’t think it goes as as far as the government. Considering their sudden appearance I think they’re using the Woolworths employees to stockpile their supplies for hibernation over the winter, so I don’t expect to see any “donger” breeding until the spring…

luther_bendross luther_bendross 9:33 am 08 Jul 09

Are you serious? This has got to be the overreaction of the millenium, not to mention the biggest over-exaggeration in more than eleventy bajillion years.

Woolies is being renvoated. They need somewhere to put stuff. So, they put said stuff in the carpark. OMG WTF?!

I-filed I-filed 8:54 am 08 Jul 09

Ivan76 said :

In a few months time, shoppers will be in & out of Dickson quicker thanks to the introduction of self serve checkouts. This means more people will be parking in the exact same disputed carparks for less time therefore making more use of them.

I rest my case..

Bully for them – but how much will Woollies be paying for the rate-payer owned land is my question, and when were we consulted.

deye deye 8:43 am 08 Jul 09

I-filed said :

When I went past the other day Woollies employees were carting stock from the containers (whatever) into the shop, and it’s being used for storage, not as part of a construction enterprise.

So when you are ripping up your store and losing storage space as a result during the process where are you going to store your products, on the street ?

Ivan76 Ivan76 2:43 am 08 Jul 09

So walk a few extra metres whats the big deal? Walking is good for you.

On the issue of convenience, it occurs to me that they are renovating the store to make a more convenient & streamline shopping centre for customers.

In a few months time, shoppers will be in & out of Dickson quicker thanks to the introduction of self serve checkouts. This means more people will be parking in the exact same disputed carparks for less time therefore making more use of them.

I rest my case..

I-filed I-filed 10:46 pm 07 Jul 09

When I went past the other day Woollies employees were carting stock from the containers (whatever) into the shop, and it’s being used for storage, not as part of a construction enterprise. As for barking at people who want to park close to the shop, that’s nonsense. Convenience is important and no-one wants to waste time crossing a car park unnecessarily. Well, I’d prefer not to. If the car park is publicly owned, the public should know if the government is doing deals. As was my point! :/

I-filed I-filed 10:42 pm 07 Jul 09

Clown Killer said :

What the hell is a donger?

It’s a portable building – the most common place you’ll see them around Canberra is in the construction industry where they’re used for site offices, store rooms, lunch rooms etc.

Thanks Clown Killer! Clearly none of these posters have been to the Top End! : )

Mike Bessenger Mike Bessenger 10:10 pm 07 Jul 09

As long as they are not over disabled parking who really cares? I’ll tell you who, fat & lazy people who can’t walk across the carpark. Do you live a couple of streets away and still drive. I bet you do. Why not park in the loading zone? Everyone else does.

bd84 bd84 9:09 pm 07 Jul 09

abc said :

The new MACS is due to open by July the 11th.. the supermarket by November the 11th.. plans and associated other works were on the ACTPLA site… so try walking a few extra steps you lazy bastard instead of blubbering about taking the closest spots

Well said. They’re a few shipping containers to put shop fittings in as part of the construction and refurbishment of the Woolworths. I’m 100% sure that they will be removed when they have finished, so there’s no use in getting your knickers in a knot when you can park another few metres away and walk.

ant ant 8:53 pm 07 Jul 09

Clown Killer said :

I gave up on Woolworths around three years ago because of the complete and utter crap service that they offered at Kambah.

Looxury. You clearly haven’t visited Woolworths at Queanbeyan. at 6am or 10pm, it is guaranteed that you will stand in a big, long queue.

And the products are crap.

Igglepiggle Igglepiggle 7:43 pm 07 Jul 09

I think the word donger must be a West Australianism- its what Mr Igglepiggle (who hails from Perth) calls them too..

deye deye 7:16 pm 07 Jul 09

niftydog said :

You’re not in a unique situation there, Jivrashia. Most ACT residents would only have one large supermarket within 10km of their house.

Within 10 kn of Dickson there would be more than a few large shopping centres.

canberratowie2 canberratowie2 6:02 pm 07 Jul 09

Clown Killer said :

I gave up on Woolworths around three years ago because of the complete and utter crap service that they offered at Kambah. I haven’t set foot in one since. By any available comparison Supa Barn and Coles will be superior.

+1 and the Kambah shops are a frightfull mess they really look like slums the whole lot should be bulldozed !

Clown Killer said :

I once saw a shipping container that someone had cut a door and a window into and bolted an air-conditioner to the end of on the market in Port Hedland for $90,000.

http://www.royalwolf.com.au/products/accommodation.aspx
http://www.royalwolf.com.au/products/worksite.aspx
The containers in question look to be only for storage,They will always put them as close to the site where there working so the builders dont have to lug heavy building equipment to far!
I guess its better to put a few car drivers out for a few weeks rather than have builders on workers compo with bad backs and hernias.

pharaoh pharaoh 5:50 pm 07 Jul 09

On this issue, just so people know the public WERE TECHNICALLY CONSULTED. Woolworths Dickson is about to undergo a massive upgrade, and I would assume these containers are being used to temporarily store stock or construction gear. This was announced for public consultation through ACTPLA several months ago, with full details of the the plans. I assume nobody who is complaining here complained to them within the 2 months or so it was available. I have copies of the planned renovations for the supermarket under ACTPLA’s consultative release, which include several self serve checkouts and the removal of the liquor section to a separate store next to the Commonwealth Bank.

astrojax astrojax 5:20 pm 07 Jul 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Franger? Christ, haven’t heard that word since 1982. Seemed to go out with other associated classics like ‘root’ and ‘moot’.

‘moot’ never goes out of style, woody!

sepi sepi 5:03 pm 07 Jul 09

I drive to gungahlin rather than go to the Dickson woollies hell-hole.

Gungahlin has free parking, Woolies, Coles and Aldi, and the shops are new with wide aisles and short queues. I’m amazed Woolies is still in business – must be only people who don’t drive who still go there.

Scribble Scribble 4:52 pm 07 Jul 09

And then there’s always Sgt Donger.

sirocco sirocco 4:29 pm 07 Jul 09

c’maaaan? Aliens? Anyone?

sirocco said :

Clown Killer said :

Forget that, there’s no time. I say we nuke them from orbit – it’s the only way to be sure.

Hold on, hold on one second. That carpark has a substantial dollar value attached to it.

They can bill me

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