WHILE it is all systems go inside Australand’s Discovery Point complex nearby, activity on the area’s long awaited Woolworths site at 47 Princes Highway just outside Discovery Point has stalled.
Nahas Construction is the company behind the development of the Woolworths site, which according to the Nahas website is also slated to include a Dan Murphy’s liquor store and 180 car parking spots.
An insolvency notice on the ASIC website notes that Nahas Construction is the subject of a winding up order, lodged by Coates Hire Operations on June 4.
If successful, this order, due for mention next in the Supreme Court on August 27, would mean Nahas is declared insolvent.
On August 10 the Leader lodged questions with Nahas about how the development was proceeding, but is yet to receive a response.
Numerous phone calls made to the company have also gone unanswered.
Rockdale mayor Bill Saravinovski said that he had noticed work at the site had stopped.
‘‘I don’t know when it is going to start again or what is happening,’’ Councillor Saravinovski said.
The Nahas website lists a February 2012 completion date for the first stage of the project, believed to include the supermarket.
It also lists Marchese Partners as the architect, but a Marchese representative told the Leader the company had not been involved in the project for about 18 months.
Century 21 Discovery Point real estate agent Catherine Hatzigeorgalis said Wolli Creek residents were in need of grocery shops, but the arrival of Woolworths had been ‘‘a never-ending story’’.
A Woolworths spokeswoman said the company had been ‘‘working with the developer’’ on an opening date, hopefully early November.
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