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ALDI Supermarket to bring more jobs and retail choice to the Western Downs

4 April 2017

Detailed landscape plans of the proposed ALDI store, which is set to be constructed on the corner of Archibald and Cunningham Streets, Dalby.

Detailed landscape plans of the proposed ALDI store, which is set to be constructed on the corner of Archibald and Condamine Streets, Dalby.

Fans of popular Supermarket ALDI will no longer need to travel out of our region to experience shopping at one of Australia’s most unique stores, with Western Downs Regional Council today approving the retailer’s application to bring ALDI to Dalby.

  • Meeting all zoning requirements, ALDI Supermarket is set to be developed on the corner of Condamine and Archibald Streets (from the old Beaurepaires to the old St Vincent de Paul);
  • Construction will commence in the coming months and will bring an injection of local jobs into the region;
  • ALDI will be ideally situated close to Dalby’s CBD as well as in range of passing traffic from both the Warrego and Bunya Highways;
  • The Supermarket’s interest in developing in Dalby highlights our strong regional economy as well as the growing retail confidence in our region.

Council Spokesperson for Planning and Environment Councillor Andrew Smith said the interest and arrival of leading Australian and International retailers in the Western Downs will continue to add to the breadth of local businesses already on offer in the region.

“It’s an exciting time for retail in our region, with confidence in our local businesses continuing to grow across the Western Downs,” he said.

“Our streamlined development approval process enabled us to properly assess the application in an incredibly short timeframe, which is a win-win for the community and the developer.

“The jobs created during construction and the opportunities for the use of local suppliers and contractors for civil works will provide a great boost to our local economy across the region.

“Not only will the arrival of ALDI create ongoing local jobs, but it will bring more retail choice, convenience and people to our region for their day-to-day shopping needs.

Council Spokesperson for Economic Development Councillor Donna Ashurst said leading retailers become destination outlets drawing people to the Western Downs bringing opportunities that flow-on to our communities.

“ALDI, and Bunnings when it opens later in the year, will keep the cash flowing in our towns with people spending money in other local businesses while here,” she said.

“All this contributes to strong economic development, which in turn contributes to strong and vibrant communities for our residents and visitors to live, work and play.”

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Media Contact:
Cr Andrew Smith | Spokesperson for Planning and Environment | 0438 755 896
Cr Donna Ashurst | Spokesperson for Economic Development | 0475 268 207