Aldi gets go ahead

The council approved a signage application lodged with the city on Wednesday night, which revealed the retailer’s plans to move into a 1475sq m shop at the newly revamped Kwinana Marketplace.

The approval is valid for 24 months.

Kwinana councillor Peter Feasey expressed his support for the discount supermarket.

‘It is good news for the city and for the Marketplace,’ Cr Feasey said.

‘It will activate that end of the shopping centre and bring in plenty of employment opportunities.’

The Marketplace has recently undergone a multimillion-dollar upgrade led by super-chain Woolworths and Aldi plans to move into the space vacated by Coles.

Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce (RKCC) chief executive officer Tony Solin said the announcement of an Aldi supermarket was a positive outcome.

‘RKCC supports sustainable economic development in this region,’ he said.

‘RKCC regards this announcement as a positive outcome to deliver employment opportunities and downstream work for local business.’