90-place childcare centre plan for South Village at Kirrawee - and Aldi is definitely staying

Artist's impression of the shopping centre in South Village at Kirrawee. Picture supplired
Artist's impression of the shopping centre in South Village at Kirrawee. Picture supplired

The developer of South Village on the former brick pit site at Kirrawee is seeking to include a 90-place childcare centre.

In another proposed change, the First Choice Liquor tenancy will be replaced with a Coles on-line distribution centre and specialty shops with street frontage.

Aldi will stay – contrary to an earlier report it appeared to have been axed.

The shopping centre would still have a Coles supermarket.

A proposal for modifications to the development application (DA) has been lodged with Sutherland Shire Council.

The proposed childcare centre would cater for 30 children from ages 0-2, 30 from ages 2-3 and 30 from ages 3-5.

It would opens from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday for 51 weeks of the year.

Seven parking spaces would be allocated for drop-off and pick-up.

The DA said an internal portion of the premises would be converted for an external outdoor space.

“The playground area is designed as an open air space, which has a broad exposure to the north and will benefit from direct solar access throughout the day and natural ventilation,” it said.

The DA said an air quality assessment report found there would be no adverse air quality conditions in the ground level location.

It would deliver additional child care places, including for two-year-olds, to meet local demand, the proposal said.

The childcare centre would be provided by breaking retail tenancy five into two.

In another change, in retail tenancy two,  First Choice Liqour would be divided into five, including a Coles distribution centre for online orders, which would operate 24 hours.

The application said the development would retain the same fundamental characteristics.

There would be no increase in the approved retail-commercial floor space.

Instead of 19 commercial tenancies, there would be 23.

The proposed childcare centre adds to a flood of similar proposals.

A proposed centre on Princes Highway opposite South Village would have 174 places.

A 90-place centre is proposed for Flora Street, as part of Woolworths-Dan Murphy’s outlet

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