Will you include any specialty shops in the plans?

The retail aspect of the development will include a Woolworths supermarket and BWS liquor shop. We are not proposing the inclusion of specialty stores as part of the project, reflecting its location close by to the Central Park Village retail strip.

What are the proposed operating hours of the supermarket and loading dock?

As part of our planning application for Council's assessment, we propose trading hours from 7.00am to 10.00pm Monday to Saturday and from 7.00am to 9.00pm Sunday and public holidays. The trading hours will be set by Council through the planning process.

Deliveries and waste and recycling removal would be proposed to take place in service bays located within the building, to reduce noise to surrounding neighbours. Hours will be set through the planning process, and would be proposed to take place no earlier and 6.00am and no later than 10.00pm.

What impact will the development have on local traffic?

A detailed traffic assessment will be prepared as part of the Planning Application to recommend strategies to reduce traffic related impacts. Our objective is that safe, convenient, and efficient use of local streets will continue. Customer and resident access to car parking is planned from Hope Street. Service vehicles will access the centre from a separate loading bay on Hope Street. These arrangements avoid traffic entering and exiting from Burke Road to minimise congestion.

How many car spaces will you have for customers? How many for residents?

The proposal includes over 250 car spaces, within a three-level basement for future customers, residents, and visitors. Dedicated parking for parents and disabled parking is included along with spaces for motorbikes and bike racks.  Access to car parking will be from Hope Street.

What acoustic measures will you incorporate to minimise noise on the neighbourhood?

The proposed building design and layout includes deep planting and screening to adjoining properties and building setbacks from the property boundary. Retail service areas will be located to reduce noise for neighbouring properties.

How ecologically sustainable is the development?

The project will be targeting a 4-Star Green Star Rating in line with the Green Building Council of Australia.

What economic benefits will the development bring to the local community?

The proposed mixed-use development will result in a range of economic and social benefits, particularly for residents within the main trade area. The key economic benefits include:

  • New retail offering will cater to the increasing population within the surrounding area
  • Increased retail choice, amenity and variety provided to a walkable catchment
  • Creation of a significant number of local employment opportunities during and post-construction
  • Provision of a diverse range of housing options in an established suburb of Melbourne.
Is there a need for another supermarket in this area?

There is a current undersupply of supermarket space in the area, based on our economic analysis. Our proposed supermarket at Glen Iris would meet existing demand for convenient retail within the community and keep more spending local.

What impact will the development have on local retailers?

A new Woolworths supermarket for Glen Iris will provide a retail anchor and a significant boost to trade for existing retail outlets at Central Park Village in the coming years. This is because the community will be able to complete more shopping locally, rather than needing to drive outside the suburb to meet their grocery needs.