Coles has unveiled a new proposal for its long-awaited shopping village in Dickson, dropping plans for an Aldi supermarket also on the site, and creating a new "Dickson Square".
Coles has not released its plans, but is briefing local residents at public sessions next week before it lodges a new development application.
Coles' bid to develop the site, on a carpark on Antill Street, Dickson, near the existing Woolworths, has hit roadblock after roadblock for many years.
Coles' development arm first lodged plans to build two supermarkets and 155 apartments on the car park on the corner of of Antill and Badham streets in late 2014.
But the developers were sent back to the drawing board by the government in early 2015, with concern from residents about a "mall" that would cut off pedestrian access to the Dickson group centre, strangling small businesses and activity in the eclectic courtyards.
A Coles spokeswoman said the Supreme Court proceedings had been now adjourned by consent of all parties to allow Coles to lodge a new development application.
While Coles has not released the detailed plans, she said the biggest change was Aldi’s decision to withdraw, allowing a new Dickson Square, with "an open canopy and landscaping".
"Shoppers will be able to stroll around the space on four-metre wide public footpaths and the motorist ramp has been moved away from the library and within the property boundary," she said.
"External aesthetics", including facade treatments and landscaping, had also been improved.
There would be two levels of basement parking, and seven levels above, with shopping, apartments and parking for residents.
It includes a 3800-square-metre "market-style" supermarket.
The development will also have 1000 square metres of specialty shops and 140 residential apartments.
"During construction, around 250 jobs are expected to be created and once completed the development is anticipated to generate more than 200 retail jobs in the retail precinct including 100 new jobs at Coles," the spokesperson said.
If the development is approved Coles said it planned for construction to start mid-2019.
- The drop-in consultation sessions will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 11.30am to 1pm and Tuesday, December 4, 4.30-6pm, adjacent to Dickson Library.
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