August 2012 Bega, NSW

Flooding problem on Masters proposed site: letters to Council

Meyers_Bega1a.pdf Word document 35Kb

Spenco_DA_letter_to_council.pdf PDF document 95Kb

June 2012

Forbes NSW residents and business take up objection (set out as attached) against a Council-promoted Bunnings out of town development

Forbes_omnibus.pdf PDFdocument 143Kb

August 2012 Bathurst, NSW

An objector lists the employment impact of a Masters store to the local Councillors. Unfortunately, the councillors did not get to read this or decide these issues: it was dealt with under "delegated authority" by council officers. Shame about democracy... and the jobs.

Bathurst_objection.pdf PDF document 50Kb

May 2012 Glynde SA

CIRR community research prompts request of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Council for planning action

CIRR_Glynde_meeting_recommendation.pdf PDF document 830Kb


Independent retailers in Torquay, Victoria, object to the local Council regarding an out of town Bunnings proposal.

Torquay_Mitre_10 Final_Submission.pdfPDF document 1.35Mb

September 2010

Hardware campaign on the Great Ocean Road

The hardware sector is a fiercely competitive market in Australia with Bunnings (Wesfarmers/Coles) dominating and Woolworths with US Lowe about to enter the market.

A retail planning fight in Torquay, Victoria, under the Surf Coast Shire aegis raises very important planning and retailing issues and once again highlights the need for improved understanding throughout the planning community of the net community disbenefit issue.

Two papers below set out many of the issues involved:

Torquay_Bunnings-Matt_Ainsaar.doc Word document 330Kb

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