Another Blow to our Community – Target is closing at Coolo.

Wesfarmers announced today that the Target Store that we all love, and have loved for years in Cooleman Court, is to be closed.  This is another shattering blow to our Community following the closure of the Commonwealth Bank Branch at Coolo in March.
The timing is appalling in the middle of the Covid 19 crisis.
Council is shattered and surprised that this has been announced like all bad news, on a Friday afternoon.  This is more than disappointing for our Community, it is a blow to the body.  It is also a blow for those who will lose their employment at this time and for the Centre itself with the largest retail shop closing.  No mention of a Kmart coming in.  Surely this is not the time for a conglomerate like Wesfarmers to make these decisions.
While it is another blow to the local community, we are resilient and we will get through this as well.  Read the letter advising the closure here.

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Collections for residential waste and recycling bins to start from 5am

From Monday 23 March 2020, collections for residential waste and recycling bins will start from 5am. Residential red and yellow bin collections are a critical service and, as a proactive measure to provide some separation between drivers to prevent service disruptions, drivers will work staggered shifts from Monday. Whilst this may cause a slight shake up to people’s usual routines,… Continue reading

The Response on Council’s letter to the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank on the Weston Branch Closure

Council wrote to the CEO, Matt Comyn, expressing its deep disappointment with the closure of the Commonwealth Bank Branch at Weston.  A really poor response spending one line addressing the issues that Council raised and then telling people to travel all over Canberra to get to a Branch. Continue reading