Inglewood: Public submissions open on proposed Woolworths on Beaufort Street

The proposed Woolworths in Inglewood
The proposed Woolworths in Inglewood

CITY of Stirling residents have until February 7 to comment on a proposed Woolworths store at the former Bunnings site on Beaufort Street, Inglewood.

Inglewood on Beaufort ran an online poll in December to gauge local feedback on the store, with 626 voters split 51 per cent in support and 49 per cent against.

Several respondents asked whether a replacement Bunnings could be built at the site.

The store burnt to the ground on February 26 last year, with the Bunnings chief executive commenting at the time that the group was “continuing to work with the landowner to rebuild the Bunnings Inglewood store”.

Woolworths WA regional development manager Jarrad Wilson said the development would provide about `100 ongoing jobs at the store and 90 jobs during construction.

“It’s a unique site with its own heritage and our proposal acknowledges the pre-1960 building convention and context along Beaufort Street with an art deco architectural style,” he said.

The Woolworths application includes a cafe on the ground floor with alfresco facing the street, the supermarket and a BWS liquor shop on the first floor, and a mezzanine office.

The proposal includes parking for 184 cars and 14 bikes, with access via Eighth Avenue.

Public submissions close on February 7, with the application set to be determined by the Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel.