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Next step towards an Aldi in Merimbula

Aldi site Main street, Merimbula.23 May 2018

An Aldi supermarket is set to become part of the Merimbula streetscape after Council today formally resolved to enter into a Contract for Sale for 103 & 105 – 107 Main Street with the German giant.

Bega Valley Shire Council’s General Manager, Leanne Barnes, said that progressing the sale was another boon for the Shire.

“This is fabulous news for the town and the Shire more broadly, with greater economic activity bringing a multitude of benefits,” Ms Barnes said.

“Today’s confirmation means that this sale can progress to the next step, ensuring that locals and visitors alike may soon enjoy greater choice, the flow-on influence of greater competition and more modern and comfortable shopping conditions.

“Importantly we also envisage that small businesses will experience the positive impact through more people travelling to Merimbula and the area more broadly to spend,” Ms Barnes said.

The development application for the supermarket will go before the Joint Regional Planning Panel due the cost of construction being valued at $6.9 million (any development over $5 million has to be referred to the JRPP), and also due to Council’s role as the land owner.

Photograph: Council today formally resolved to enter into a Contract for Sale for 103 & 105 – 107 Main Street with Aldi.

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