WE express our dismay and bitter disappointment at approval given for the Bunnings bulky goods development in Halls Head.
What is the point of consulting with the community at all?
Bunnings is part of the Coles-Myer group and Coles is well over-represented in this city with the proposed takeover of IGA at Halls Head and the recent purchase of land at Florida.
We have a Mitre 10 in Halls Head. Why do we need a Bunnings as well when there is one on the Gordon Road/Fremantle Road intersection and a Masters store to open soon in Central Park?
There will be traffic hazards and chaos from such a large business in the area and it is inappropriate among the existing residential and retirement villages.
We note there is a proposal to place retirement housing in the form of a high-rise development on the corner of Old Coast Road and Leisure Way. How is this bulky goods business going to fit in with that proposal?
The councillor who was reported as having said, “you can’t expect someone to drive all the way to Gordon Road for a bag of compost” obviously doesn’t live in Halls Head or he would know of the Mitre 10 and garden store.
An area that is quite industrial is the appropriate place for a bulky goods business, not smack dab among residential and retirement housing.
Planning in Mandurah appears to be in chaos.
J.S.MALLARD and W. SAXTON,