Mayor welcomes approval of Gladstone Aldi
UPDATE 6PM: Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers has welcomed the approval of an Aldi store in West Gladstone, saying it was fantastic to see the development application approved after several years of planning with the retail giant.
"Aldi has worked closely with council to overcome long-haul transport logistics and traffic management plans relating to their site to commit to a store in Gladstone," Cr Sellers said.
"This is exciting for the region as it shows Aldi was willing to overcome hurdles to establish a presence in Gladstone and has confidence in our economic climate."
Aldi Australia will construct a two-storey building with parking, service access and landscaping on the ground floor, and retail, office space and amenities on level one on the commercially-zoned site.
As part of today's development approval, the council asked Aldi to construct a fence and privacy screening along the rear boundary to provide an acoustic barrier for adjoining neighbours before the store opens.
The supermarket, with a floor area of 1955 square metres and a 107-space car park, will be located on a 7335 square metre parcel of land on the corner of Breslin and Boles streets.
It will trade seven days per week.
The store will be the first Aldi store in the Gladstone region, and the first built north of Bundaberg.
11.15AM: The proposed development for Aldi to be built in West Gladstone has been approved by Gladstone Regional Council earlier today.
At the general meeting held this morning, councillors said Aldi would pay for the upgrade to the Breslin and Boles St intersection.
Councillor Graham McDonald was against the motion. He said he was worried the intersection would be inundated with traffic and it felt wrong to vote for it because of that.
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The site is zoned commercial and was previously home to a BP service station, small businesses and light industrial sheds.
The Breslin St access will be left turn in and left turn out.
There will be a right turn into the site with a dedicated turning lane paid for by the developer.
Boles St access will be left turn in and right turn out.
There will be a 3m fence and 2m landscape buffer between the development and residential properties.
Service delivery will be restricted to the hours of 7am-9pm, and no service delivery will be permitted during school zone times.
The site will have 107 car parking spaces.