Woolworths has adopted a new strategy in its efforts to open a supermarket and liquor outlet opposite the Kirrawee brick pit development.
The company has joined forces with Payce, the developer of the shopping centre component of the South Village project.
Woolworths has agreed to sell properties, 24-38 Flora Street, to Payce on condition it can lease the site for a supermarket and Dan Murphy’s liquor store.
The deal means Payce is likely to be the landlord of Coles and Aldi in South Village, as well as Woolworths across the street.
Payce and Woolworths confirmed the deal, which was referred to in a letter by Woolworths to the Joint Regional Planning Panel, withdrawing a revised development application, lodged in December last year.
A Payce spokesman said, “New plans to proceed with a revised development application will be submitted to Sutherland Shire Council.
“Details of an amended development application and a time frame for its lodging are yet to be finalised."
A Woolworths spokesman said, “Payce will be running the process from here on”.
The letter to the JRPP said it was intended to amend and relodge the application “in a form that can be supported by council”.
In another venture, which does not involve those companies but has obviously been attracted by the South Village development, a long day care centre with 174 places is proposed for the opposite corner of Princes Highway and Oak Road.
Dominelli Ford, which occupies the site, is moving to new premises a short distance to the north along the highway.
A development application for the child care centre has been submitted to Sutherland Shire Council.
The project, costing $1.9 million, would involve alterations and additions to the existing building, with facilities spread over two levels.
Vehicles would continue to enter from Oak Road.
The DA said the centre would cater for children aged from birth up to six years, and operate from 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
It was proposed that at any one time that there would be a maximum of 174 children on-site, comprising: 0 to two years – a maximum of 44 children; two to three years – a maximum of 60 children; three to six years – a maximum of 70 children.
The DA said the position on the Princes Highway did not present an air quality risk.
Indicative background levels of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, airborne particulate matter (PM10), airborne particulate matter (PM2.5), lead and benzene had been assessed as being substantially lower than relevant health requirements.