At its February meeting the council approved developers Raif and Roostam Sadri's proposal for a large supermarket with baker, butcher and delicatessen; seven retail tenancies; petrol station; takeaway shop; future tenancy; and five warehouse/showrooms. Councillors rejected the municipal engineer's recommendation of a roundabout for the junction of Hobart Rd and Glebe Rd and substituted slip lanes as a means of dealing with the anticipated increase in traffic.
The Gazette quotes Roostam Sadri saying he was hoping to attract a supermarket brand never before seen in Tasmania, and goes on to say Mr Sadri was in negotiations with the Aldi chain. In an interview with ABC TV News on March 3, Mr Sadri said the new supermarket could be "...any of the big ones. Could be Coles, could be Woolworths, could be Aldi, could be Costco."
- The ABC TV News item here.