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Supermarket stoush

Supermarket stoush

A Kapunda supermarket owner is going all out in his efforts to stop a rival development from going ahead.

Mr Noel Allen, director of Ciborex Pty Ltd, is the applicant of an approved supermarket development to be built on the corner of South Terrace and Main Street in Kapunda. He is taking Light Regional Council and the Development Assessment Commission to the Supreme Court after another supermarket at the opposite end of town was given approval.

“I have been forced to take the Court actions in a desperate attempt to save not just my own business, but also many of the other businesses in the Kapunda town centre,” Mr Allen said.

“If the new supermarket supported by the Council is built on the outskirts of Kapunda, I strongly believe it will destroy my business and many of these other businesses. It will also destroy the vibrancy of Kapunda as a town. There are already too many vacant shops in the town centre and I don’t think anyone in Kapunda wants the town to become a ghost town.”

C.R. Lindner Nominees Pty. Ltd. received approval from the DAC in March to develop a supermarket at the former J.T. Johnson & Sons site located on the corner of Carrington Street and Old Adelaide Road, Kapunda. It was given approval subject to Mr Carl Lindner buying or leasing a portion of Old Adelaide Road from Light Regional Council and converting it into a
carpark.

The Lands Titles Office has since told Council that the 2.5 kilometre road is privately owned and therefore Council could not sell or lease part of it to Mr Lindner.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.