ALDI EX­PAN­SION

Big plans for Beau­fort Street

Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean - - FRONT PAGE - Laura Pond

SU­PER­MAR­KET chain Aldi wants to in­crease its foot­print in In­gle­wood.

The Ger­man com­pany gained ap­proval in 2017 to build a su­per­mar­ket, two restau­rants and park­ing on Beau­fort Street be­tween Tenth and Eleventh av­enues. It has since bought a neigh­bour­ing site hous­ing Tyre­power and is seek­ing City of Stir­ling ap­proval to de­mol­ish it.

The re­vised pro­posal ex­tends the de­vel­op­ment along Beau­fort Street, with park­ing at the rear, and would en­able it to scrap base­ment park­ing and in­stead spread park­ing across the street level. The pur­chase snagged Aldi an ad­di­tional 1366sq m but will slightly re­duce the shop floor space by 61sq m and the num­ber of park­ing bays from 77 to 72.

The ex­ist­ing ap­proval re­stricted de­liv­ery times be­cause of con­cerns about noise af­fect­ing neigh­bour­ing homes.

Aldi ap­pealed to the

State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal over the re­stric­tions, seek­ing to have de­liv­ery times re­assessed on the re­vised lay­out, which it said would move the store fur­ther from res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties to the east.

The store is pro­posed to open from 8am to 8pm week­days, 8am to 5pm Satur­days and 11am to 5pm Sun­days. The City is seek­ing feed­back un­til Fe­bru­ary 12. The ap­pli­ca­tion will then go to the Metro North­West De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the pro­posed Aldi su­per­mar­ket in In­gle­wood.

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