No more shops please
JUST read the article in Saturday’s Bulletin regarding rugby union’s move to Murray and their old grounds at Currajong being redeveloped into a shopping centre.
First of all, I can understand why rugby has to move as they have outgrown their grounds and need the space that Murray will give them. It is a great game and I played it at school and up until about 29 years of age.
But another shopping centre, I don’t think so. You have Castletown, the CBD, other major centres close by plus smaller centres that have either a Coles or Woolworths as major tenant. Having owned a shop in a major shopping centre in the past 20 years, we tenants used to groan when we heard another centre was being built and there were many in that time.
There are only so many customers to go around and all that happens is that some customers change their shopping habits, thus ensuring the consumer dollar is spread around even more than it is now.
Let’s hope the council see sense and reject this proposal. Surely Parkside could build housing/ unit developments on this land which would benefit everyone.