Supermarket plan sparks interest

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is working with Michaels IGA to provide a new full-line supermarket at the existing library site in Korumburra.

Seeking feedback from the community, council and Michaels IGA representatives held a public drop-in session last Tuesday, October 31 to answer the community’s questions while a planning permit for the supermarket is on public notice.

Korumburra resident Terry Waycott attended the session and believed the supermarket “will be a great asset for Korumburra”.

He also noted six houses would be demolished for car parking and another three houses will go if the proposed community hub for Korumburra – which will include a new library – is located on the site of the former Birralee childcare centre.

“That’s six to nine families that will lose their homes,” Mr Waycott said.

Council’s statutory planning coordinator David Simon said that in the four hours he was there, around 25 people dropped in.

“Generally the feelings were good and everyone was relatively positive,” Mr Simon said.

Council is now seeking feedback from the community about the potential site for the Korumburra Community Hub.

Three sites have been determined as suitable for the hub, each with advantages and disadvantages that can make selection challenging.
The three sites include the former Birralee site on Victoria Street and adjoining lands; the old kindergarten site, potentially including adjoining lands, also on Victoria Street; or the railway yards.

Council will hold a community information drop in session for the community hub plan this Thursday, November 9 between 2pm and 9pm at the Korumburra Library Meeting Room, corner of King and Commercial streets, Korumburra.




Community information: Michaels IGA general manager Len Morabito and South Gippsland Shire Council’s statutory planning coordinator David Simon spoke with the public about the new supermarket to be built at the existing library site in Korumburra at a drop in session last Tuesday, October 31.

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