Aldi applying for liquor licence for proposed Kalamunda store

Aldi applying for liquor licence for proposed Kalamunda store

GERMAN supermarket giant Aldi is applying for a liquor licence for its proposed store in Kalamunda at 17 Mead Street.

An Aldi spokeswoman said the company had already received approval for licences at Wattle Grove and Butler.

In its Public Interest Assessment, Lavan working on behalf of Aldi, said it had identified a considerable demand from the local community for its products and services at the Kalamunda site.

“Aldi has purposefully chosen the Kalamunda location with a unique takeaway liquor service that has proven to be hugely popular elsewhere in Australia,” the report said.

“The business model has huge popularity elsewhere in the country and is proving just as popular in this state.

“Aldi attracts its own loyal patrons who become regular repeat customers. Some even call themselves Aldiholics and have a dedicated Facebook page.”

Lavan said there was no dedicated liquor store within the Kalamunda central mall however there is a BWS drive through bottle shop at the Kalamunda Hotel nearby and a Liquorland on Haynes Street about 265m from the proposed Aldi site.

Aldi operates about 400 stores in the eastern states of which 200 include a liquor department.

Residents can lodge notices of objection to the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor before May 10.

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