Development Application lodged for the “Temporary” Car Park at Cooleman Court

Despite Council writing to Minister Steel advising him that the now 65 car park spaces could be found from a review of the current parking in and around Cooleman Court, Government has gone ahead and lodged a Development Application.  We would encourage you to lodge comments on this proposal pointing out that there is no need for it now. Continue reading

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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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