Local landowners, the Wayne family, in partnership with Woolworths, have lodged a Development Application with Blue Mountains City Council seeking approval for a newmarket-style supermarket on the former IGA site in Springwood.
Council will place the application on Public Exhibition in the coming weeks and the community can provide comments on the proposal and view the supporting technical studies including the Heritage Impact Assessment, Traffic, and Economic Reports and the Noise Assessment Report during the Public Exhibition period.
Located on the now vacant, former IGA site at the corner of Raymond and David Roads, the plans would transform what is a vacant site into a vibrant, convenient and high-quality destination for locals to shop in Springwood.
Between January and March 2020, we engaged with near neighbours, businesses and local residents to help better understand community views, and to share the preliminary concept plans and supporting information about the proposal.
We heard from the community that the option to shop locally rather than travel outside the local area and the creation of more jobs within the local area, especially for younger workers, was highly supported.
Project impacts of interest to the community included traffic generation, how delivery trucks would enter and exit the site, and how the proposal would minimise noise impacts to surrounding businesses and residents.
Thank you to the 400+ Blue Mountains community members who completed an online feedback about the survey. Of those who completed this survey, over 70 percent supported the proposal.