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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Council asks Chief Minister to bring forward the Construction of the Bridge over the Molonglo River.

Council has written to the Chief Minister, Andrew Barr, asking him to bring forwar the building of the bridge over the Molonglo River in Molonglo.  This will have many benefits including linking the two parts of Molonglo as Whitlam develops, the provision of another infrastructure project in this current pandemic crisis and a safe second route north south to the west of Commonwealth Avenue. Continue reading

UPDATE – Tender open for the new Park and Ride parking spaces at Kirkpatrick Street

The Tender was opened today for the building of an additional 46 car parking spaces at the Kirkpatrick Street Park and Ride.  This will bring the toal number of spaces at this site to 95.
Council welcomes these additional spaces.  The Tender closes on the 26th of May so hopefully these will be in place well before the end of the year.

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