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Woolworths unveil new distribution centre in Brisbane for 260 stores
A supermarket giant has submitted new plans for a huge 42,000sq m distribution centre in Brisbane’s west that has the potential to create hundreds of construction jobs alone.

Thomas Morgan, Urban Affairs reporter, The Courier-Mail
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February 28, 2020 12:11pm

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First look at new Woolworths Lutwyche
Woolworths at Lutwyche City will open on Thursday November 21.
SUPERMARKET giant Woolworths has unveiled plans for a new $184 million distribution centre in Brisbane’s west.

The new 42,000sq m facility specialised in distributing frozen and long-life products has been described as ‘state-of-the-art’ by the company and will create 200 jobs during construction.

“This development will help us deliver fresher food to customers, take trucks off Brisbane’s roads, and create new career opportunities for hundreds of Queenslanders,” Woolworths chief supply chain officer Paul Graham said.

“The extra capacity through the Heathwood DC will be key to supporting our future growth in Queensland for many years to come,” Mr Graham said

The Heathwood Distribution Centre will be temperature controlled throughout to help move frozen produce from over 400 suppliers.

A render of what the new facility will look like. Picture: Woolworths.
A render of what the new facility will look like. Picture: Woolworths.
It has capacity to move two million cartons of chilled goods a week, and will neighbour Hilton Meats’ current facility, taking 390 truck movements between the two companies off Brisbane’s roads each week.

The plans were submitted to Brisbane City Council today for approval.
 

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Your Neighborhood---New Coles Local and Vintage Cellars for Macgregor Terrace Bardon


The Application Information and References
– Date Lodged 23 July 2020
– Council Reference: A005505645
– Address: 63 – 69 Macgregor Terrace, Bardon
– Zone: Neighbourhood Centre
– Neighbourhood Plan: Ithaca District
– Application Report: Sinclair Planning
– Design Drawings: Thomson Adsett
– Landscape Drawings: Urbis
– Interactive Image: Google Aerial and Streetview
 

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This is a great development for Macgregor Tce, Bardon. The current buildings are deteriorating with limited retail offerings. Having this development go ahead will provide an improved walkable community, as currently there is no supermarket or well priced convenience store that services this neighbourhood. The building is a good design which blends in the with current surrounds. There are also two high frequency bus stops that service this location in both directions.
 

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The renders show a Vintage Cellars and not a Liquorland :) Good thing for the area though (we need supermarkets in areas currently lacking such things to help reduce car use)
 

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SUPERMARKET giant Woolworths has unveiled plans for a new $184 million distribution centre in Brisbane’s west.
The new 42,000sq m facility specialised in distributing frozen and long-life products has been described as ‘state-of-the-art’ by the company and will create 200 jobs during construction.

“This development will help us deliver fresher food to customers, take trucks off Brisbane’s roads, and create new career opportunities for hundreds of Queenslanders,” Woolworths chief supply chain officer Paul Graham said.

“The extra capacity through the Heathwood DC will be key to supporting our future growth in Queensland for many years to come,” Mr Graham said

The Heathwood Distribution Centre will be temperature controlled throughout to help move frozen produce from over 400 suppliers.

A render of what the new facility will look like. Picture: Woolworths.


It has capacity to move two million cartons of chilled goods a week, and will neighbour Hilton Meats’ current facility, taking 390 truck movements between the two companies off Brisbane’s roads each week.

The plans were submitted to Brisbane City Council today for approval.
 

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^^ It's a dedicated climate controlled facility co-located with Hilton Meats (Woolies' meat supplier), so I would say that it is in addition to Larapinta.
 

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The renders show a Vintage Cellars and not a Liquorland :) Good thing for the area though (we need supermarkets in areas currently lacking such things to help reduce car use)
I live literally down the road from this, and McGregor Terrace (and the whole surrounding area) is a complete sht show -soccer-mom SUV central. I agree with your sentiments, but how will this remove cars from the road? What is there now is hardly used and this supermarket will, on its face, bring with it massive car patronage to an already congested area. I'm not against it at all mind you, because I welcome it's amenity to me personally. But to suggest this will take cars off the road? There is no PT in this area except buses. There used to be trams.
 

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Living just down the road you would have the potential to walk or cycle to the store? Hence reducing unnecessary car trips for within local community.

Will this supermarket increase traffic flows to the area? It's based on a convenience model. There are full line supermarkets at Toowong, Petrie Tce as well as Ashgrove.
 

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Couldn't agree more about this whole area being a traffic shitshow, most of the traffic isn't local though its north south traffic through the western suburbs. I like the idea of a supermarket though it will definitely improve what is a sad and tired strip
 

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Living just down the road you would have the potential to walk or cycle to the store? Hence reducing unnecessary car trips for within local community.

Will this supermarket increase traffic flows to the area? It's based on a convenience model. There are full line supermarkets at Toowong, Petrie Tce as well as Ashgrove.
Yeah , I get that, though this lot sits at the apex of the ridge line. Its downhill in all directions and thus uphill for the majority of soccer moms that make up the demographic. And soccer moms are the least likely people to say...'hey you know what, I'm just gonna leave my mini truck at home and walk more than fifty metres to do something today...'.
 

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MacGregor Terrace, as the Metroad 5 is the equivalent road hierarchy in the west as the Gateway Motorway is in the east. No wonder it is a traffic sh*t show!

I agree with comments that this will only increase traffic in the area. How anyone will turn right out of there I'm not sure.

But - what is there now is dead. What was there before died. There were restaurants. Favourites like Avanti's, Mondo Churasco and another Thai restaurant all closed. So anything is an improvement.

Bardon does need a grocery store - but a small scale Coles probably isn't going to cut it. These small stores are always missing the 10% of things you need to fill your trolley. Time will tell how it goes considering it's small offering and challenging access.
 

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A few years ago, there were some plans to include a tunnel offshoot from the current Toowong tunnel, exiting somewhere near The Gap, with a partial intention of diminishing the incessant big trucks and the tradies taking that Metroad 5 at all hours of the day, right through Macgregor Tce, and thus right past this lot. It didn't happen, or maybe its merely on ice...
 

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A few years ago, there were some plans to include a tunnel offshoot from the current Toowong tunnel, exiting somewhere near The Gap, with a partial intention of diminishing the incessant big trucks and the tradies taking that Metroad 5 at all hours of the day, right through Macgregor Tce, and thus right past this lot. It didn't happen, or maybe its merely on ice...
I think it is on ice and just in the long term plans. The plan was it would exit closer to Everton Park.
 

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Living just down the road you would have the potential to walk or cycle to the store? Hence reducing unnecessary car trips for within local community.

Will this supermarket increase traffic flows to the area? It's based on a convenience model. There are full line supermarkets at Toowong, Petrie Tce as well as Ashgrove.
Plus down the road at Paddington Central.

Edit: One of the submissions is excellent and reads like it was written by someone on this forum. Wasn't you was it :)
 

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Couriermail.com.au--->23 big things coming to the westside in 2021

23 big things coming to the westside in 2021
From vertical classrooms to bridges, from highrises to childcare centres, there’s a lot about to happen in the west in 2021.



Construction of Toowong Town Centre, Progress on the duplication of the Jindalee Bridge, Coles Local Taringa, Indooroopilly Riverwalk and Cycleway, Indooroopilly and Kenmore Roundabout redevelopments, ABC site at Toowong decisions, UQ student residences, Green Bridges with final designs and alignments and the Ambrose Milton to name a few.
 
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