WOOLWORTHS is set to open a store in Highgate late next year.
In September 2018 the Voice heard Woolies had bought the block at the corner of Bulwer and Stirling Streets for about $7.2 million, and the land at the rear for $3.97m (technically the suburb of Perth).
Woolies has now distributed fliers to locals saying it has lodged an application with Vincent council for a “new market style supermarket, together with a cafe, boutique liquor store and early learning centre, with two levels of above-ground car parking”.
Woolworths “considered the adjoining residential properties” and is sticking to the three-storey limit for the site.
The plans show a rooftop “nature playspace” facing Stirling Street, with hardy native plants and some mature flowering trees.
Woolies says it would build a 192-bay car park over two levels, with a ramp at Stirling St, and there are 21 nearby on-street bays.
The grocery giant’s traffic impact assessment said there would be “minimal” impact on local traffic and parking that was “within acceptable limits”.
Woolworths is holding two open days for locals to meet its project team.
The first is on June 20, 3.30-7.30pm at Lincolns 102 Cafe, and the second is at Premier House (at the proposed site) on June 22, 10am-2pm.
The plans are online and consultation is open until June 26 at imagine.vincent.wa.gov.au (click on Planning and Building Consultations, and it’s under 291-293 Stirling Street).
The 1980s-built Premier House 80 on the site will be demolished.
by DAVID BELL