Shire supermarkets scene set for change as projects advance

The Woolworths Kirrawee shopping centre takes shape. Picture: John Veage
The Woolworths Kirrawee shopping centre takes shape. Picture: John Veage

The supermarket scene in Sutherland Shire is in for a shake-up, with several new projects in the pipeline.

A new Woolworths supermarket in Flora Street, Kirrawee, is on track to open in June this year, providing competition for Coles and Aldi across the road in South Village.

The $50 million Woolworths development will also include an online pick-up facility, Dan Murphy's liquor shop, specialty stores and about 250 car parking spaces.

Woolworths has also submitted a development application (DA) for a Metro store, incorporating a BWS liquor outlet and space for a cafe or specialty shop, at Barden Ridge.

Sutherland Shire Council has yet to make a decision on Woolworths' proposal to purchase and develop the council-owned car park at Jannali.

The council has endorsed a consultant's report to progress with a feasibility analysis on options of selling the car park to Woolworths or retaining ownership of the retail space and carpark, or just the car park.

A new Coles supermarket will be built at Caringbah as part of an $80 million retail-residential development. Coles has not yet indicated when the existing supermarket will close.

Woolworths and Aldi will be major tenants in the Bay Central shopping centre in the Sharks development, which is scheduled to open in 2022.

The proposed Northern Gateway development on Kingsway at Cronulla will also include a major brand, full-line supermarket.