Re­port in case of Coles ‘bluff’

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SU­BI­ACO Coun­cil­lors had hoped it was all a “bluff” when Coles an­nounced last year that its su­per­mar­ket would be moved from Barker Road to the Sta­tion Street Mar­kets de­vel­op­ment.

In Novem­ber, coun­cil­lors re­quested that the chief ex­ec­u­tive pre­pare a re­port in­ves­ti­gat­ing op­tions for con­sol­i­dat­ing the City of Su­bi­aco’s and Coles’s land at the Park Street carpark.

That re­port was pre­sented to a com­mit­tee meet­ing last week.

Cr Lee Hem­s­ley said the rea­son for the re­port was “in case the Sta­tion Street Mar­ket move had been a bluff”.

“As it turns out, this has not even­tu­ated,” Cr Hem­s­ley said.

“How­ever, hav­ing all this in­for­ma­tion in one place is use­ful.”

A staff rec­om­men­da­tion that the City ap­proach Coles about its in­ten­tions for its Barker Street lo­ca­tion and Park Street carpark lapsed for want of a sec­on­der.

Coun­cil in­stead ap­proved Cr Hem­s­ley’s mo­tion to “note the carpark con­sol­i­da­tion re­view”, with the amend­ment that fur­ther op­tions “would not be pur­sued at this time”.

Po­lice dog Fred­die.

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