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Fremantle ALDI rebuffed

CHRIS THOMSON

CLICK HERE FOR JUNE 2 RELATED STORY: MADDINGTON ALDI REJECTED BY GOSNELLS COUNCIL FOR THE SAME REASON FREMANTLE COUNCIL HAS REBUFFED THE HILTON ONE.

Fremantle city planners have recommended that a planned ALDI discount supermarket within its borders be refused, contending it does nothing for the vibe of busy South Street.

Last month, oneperth.com.au revealed plans for an ALDI on South Street in the outer Fremantle suburb of Hilton.

Now, oneperth.com.au has learned that port city planners have recommended a state planning panel refuse the $4.2 million ALDI, which has earned the ire of 500-odd Hilton locals.

The planners contend that the planned ALDI, pictured, fails to engage sufficiently with South Street.

During its obligatory advertising period, the ALDI received 59 objections, and 23 letters of support. And a petition opposing the ALDI was signed by 462 people.

Fremantle’s planners have sided with the objectors, expressing concerns that the ALDI’s storage and delivery areas, rather than entryway, front South Street.

The recommended refusal is slated to be debated by a port city planning committee on Wednesday night.

Generally speaking, the Dozen or so ALDIs already approved around metropolitan Perth have been welcomed with open arms by their local municipalities. There was some community opposition to the ALDI planned for leafy Mundaring, but Mundaring Shire recommended that ALDI for state approval, and a state assessment panel complied.

For first news on more ALDI plans, check back here regularly. We’ve brought you first plans of ALDIs at KwinanaMandurahInnaloo, Mundaring, Kwinana, Cannington and Southern RiverSo you know it makes sense.

Render: I:IPH Architects

3 Responses to “Fremantle ALDI rebuffed”

  1. Here’s hoping that ALDI adjust their plans and resubmit or otherwise go through to the SAT and have the development started. The IGA across the road has its side facing South Street and its entrance on a side street.

    The Hilton site, ALDI wants to develop, already has a shopping centre there. Unfortunately its empty and will most likely stay this way for some time. Aldi wants to rebuild it with a new shopping centre. Its not even going to increase to size that much and the overall footprint will stay largely the same.

    This stretch of road has been devoid of development and redevelopment for years. If the locals reject this proposal, then they may end up with a 4 story shopping centre with the block of apartments above it, with a shopping centre below run by Coles.

    I would rather have an ALDI here as it will draw people in from a larger area and the small shops around this Hilton precinct and nearby Beaconsfield will benefit.

    There is little if any benefit for residents to oppose this development for ALDI as another larger and more aggressive player will likely take over and then community concerns will be pushed completely to one side.

  2. Denis Hands says:

    List stands at Cannington, Southern River, Halls Head, Kwinana, Rockingham, Australind, South Lake, Joondalup, Camillo, Midland, Mundaring, Ellenbrook, Innaloo, Nedlands, Hilton and Mandurah. So 16/20

  3. Denis Hands says:

    There are a few more than those mentioned, maybe the editor can investigate Belmont and Joondalup (both confirmed), and Armadale I am hearing?

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