There has been population growth across Bellmere and a full-line supermarket and greater choice will meet the increasing shopping needs of local families.

The $25m project will generate around 80 jobs during construction and around 230 jobs when the centre is open and operating, offering employment to support many local households.

A 3,200 m2 supermarket is proposed, which is a full-line Woolworths supermarket, supported by specialty stores.

There is potential for a variety of stores, services and offices. These haven’t yet been decided, and we are encouraging locals to let us know what they would like to see at the new centre.

A Development Application was lodged with Moreton Bay Regional Council in 2022. The project has been approved by Council following stakeholder engagement and Public Notification.

Planning process

Project design & Studies

Development Application (DA) made to Council

Community engagement

Public Notification Completed

Council decision

Detailed design and construction planning if approved

The land is currently zoned for residential use. We have lodged a Development Application with Moreton Bay Regional Council to seek to change this to enable us to deliver a retail centre.

The planning documents are available at: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au

Navigate to the Building and Development section of the website to find Development Applications. Our application reference is: 2020/41088/V2C-MCU.

The project is currently in the assessment phase. We have lodged a Development Application and Public Notification has been completed. We will have a better understanding of possible timing following Council’s assessment.

The Woolworths supermarket is expected to trade from 7am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and from 7am to 6pm Sunday and Public Holidays.

The trading hours of other retail stores will be advised when known and approved by Council in the future. Other services such as a gym may open earlier with longer operating hours.

We have designed a destination for the local community, with public space planned. A public space with paving, seating, play equipment and landscaping is featured along River Drive to become an attractive and inviting place for locals to meet.

Deliveries and waste and recycling collection will usually be before opening and after close. In general, servicing is expected to be no earlier than 6am or no later than 10pm.

The service bays will be inside the building, or otherwise screened and designed to mitigate noise. As we are operating in a residential area we will keep noise to a minimum.

Woolworths online home delivery services will continue for Bellmere. The delivery may come from the store depending on the type and amount of groceries ordered.

Yes, a drive through grocery pick up service is planned for groceries ordered online.

The proposal includes approximately 227 at grade car parks. Dedicated parking for parents and people with a disability are included along with spaces for motorbikes and bike racks.

Yes, extensive shade cloth structures are planned within the car park to provide heat protection and comfort.

Pedestrians will be able to access stores and services from multiple points along Bellmere Drive and River Drive.

We are proposing pedestrian access from Paddington Street to make it easier for local residents to access stores and services.

To make it easy for local residents to walk and shop we will upgrade paths and access around our site.

A specialist traffic assessment is included within our Development Application. The report indicates safe, convenient and efficient use of Bellmere Drive and River Drive will continue, with only minor changes to travel times.

There will be three points of access and two exits to provide efficient internal and external vehicle movements.

The centre has been designed to offer new services for local residents, with minimal impacts.

The design includes landscaping and screening to adjoining properties and building setbacks to preserve privacy.

Service areas are located within the proposed building to reduce the impact of noise on neighbouring properties.

Fabcot is Woolworths’ property and development team, within the Woolworths Group.