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12 Hall Street Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Consolidation of three ground floor tenancies into a single tenancy, associated fit-out, signage and change of use to a Woolworths Metro supermarket

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 7 months ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Waverley Council, reference DA-392/2020)

28 Comments

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  1. Jess commented

    There's already a Woolworths close by. Better to have boutiques /restaurants and improve the image of Bondi. Hall street is making good progress with some high quality places. Let's not ruin it.

  2. Jack Lowenstein commented

    This does not seem appropriate. There is already an adequate supply of supermarkets in the area, and this proposal does add any variety or quality to the existing offerings.
    In addition, unlike Harris Farm or the existing Woolworth metro it does not come with additional parking.

  3. Andrew commented

    Woolworths already has a metro less than 500m away. 500m up Hall St is an IGA and a Harris Farm.

    This metro will lead to mass congestion along the Hall St corridor as well as the Gould St.
    These streets already have VERY POOR TRAFFIC FLOW.

    This is not a suitable application. This is Woolworths getting GREEDY

    Let's see how long it takes the country's biggest conglomerate to 'grease the right palms' at Waverly council and push this one through...

  4. Tim Maggs commented

    Objection: The proposed delivery schedule of twice daily deliveries isn’t problematic but the size of the truck is, the propose route doesn’t take into consideration the residence and the traffic congestion not to mention the width of the roads, currently anything over 8m takes some manoeuvring on the intersection where O’Brien street meets Wellington and this is already a highly congested part of Bondi, and the traffic impact from the 3 apartments blocks (1 approved and 2 awaiting approval) is yet to be seen.

  5. Francine Clough commented

    I'm lodging objection to another big chain supermarket in Bondi Beach. There is a Woolworths Metro less than 500m away on Campbell parade, IGA 500m in Hall St and also a Harris Farm, not to mention the proximity of Bondi Junction..
    Bondi residents and visitors do not need another supermarket.

    Approval will lead to further unmanageable traffic congestion along Hall and Gould Streets due to the flow of delivery trucks and traffic to the store. This also compounds risks for the safety of pedestrian traffic.

    An additional supermarket has no street or other appeal, and has a major impact on the amenity of Bondi as a growing community and local tourist destination - and a significant harm to the vitality and viability of the existing Bondi hub. Wouldn't it be best to give approve the sites for a wide range of independent shops?

    There is also issue with rubbish disposal as supermarkets create huge amounts of waste (packaging, etc).

    The newly built shops are more suitable to other commercial activities.

    I hope council will take note of the concerns of local people for their environment and look for other more suitable opportunities, and less damaging uses for these sites.

  6. Kate Unsworth commented

    I think it’s totally unnecessary to have a Woolworths Metro on Hall Street when another one is so close by on Campbell Parade. You can get any groceries from there, or go to the IGA, Harris Farm or butcher on Hall Street. Hall Street is already really congested now and this will make it worse

  7. Andrew Hoppe commented

    This “metro market” is a supermarket - lets not kid ourselves. As mentioned previously we already have 2 supermarkets in Hall St, with one on Campbell Pde less than 500 m away.

    There will be deliveries all day long to stock the store which create traffic congestion in a street which already difficult to drive up with heavy car and delivery traffic.

    Do we need another conglomerate or chain in Bondi - it reduces the local appeal and differentiation of Bondi as a local village atmosphere and offering for residences and tourists alike.

  8. Nicolette Boaz commented

    If Bondi wants to keep its village feel , we need to keep these monopolies from taking over.
    Hall St is NOT a huge major road and cannot deal with the loading and unloading which will necessarily come with a supermarket. This is an unwanted and unwarranted development. The locals don’t want it. This should not be approved. Enough is enough.

  9. Nicolette Boaz commented

    If Bondi wants to keep its village feel , we need to keep these monopolies from taking over.
    Hall St is NOT a huge major road and cannot deal with the loading and unloading which will necessarily come with a supermarket. This is an unwanted and unwarranted development. The locals don’t want it. This should not be approved. Enough is enough.

  10. Jane Citizen commented

    The area is well serviced by small to medium format supermarkets, with a Woolworths Metro close by on Campbell Parade, several convenience stores on Hall Street and Campbell Parade, an IGA on Hall Street and Harris Farm on Hall Street. This proposal is clearly being driven by a desire for street frontage/brand recognition rather than demand for another small to medium format supermarket in the immediate precinct. Prime street frontage in a local street like Hall Street should be prioritised for independent shops/cafes/restaurants or independent leisure/cultural uses, which will contribute to the local culture and community, and amenity of the local area. Hall Street and the adjacent Gould Street have a long history of these types of uses, and we need to continue to encourage diverse uses in Bondi, rather than allowing big brands to take over a vibrant local street purely for their own benefit (brand recognition). Please take this seriously.

  11. Lisa Helen commented

    I agree with everyone’s comments. Note Mosman Local Planning with huge community support recently stopped Woolworths going into Mosman Village due environ concerns, inadequate parking, adverse safety of pedestrians and contrary to public interest. All the same issues facing a proposed Hall St development

  12. William commented

    I object to this proposal, this is taking away the opportunity for 3 smaller businesses to trade in the neighbourhood which far greater contributes to the local economy. In addition whilst Council can impose a time for deliveries I have experienced supermarket trucks turning up as early as 0500am making a racket and noise disturbance to sleeping residents nearby. Ditto the other objections on pre-existing supermarkets in the immediate vicinity, traffic and delivery/parking concerns.

  13. Annie P commented

    A new supermarket in a street that already has traffic issues (incline, parking on both sides of the street, multiple side streets off it with cars turning constantly and not seeing pedestrians is not required. There are already 3 other supermarkets in the area, including our much appreciated independent local IGA which would suffer from the introduction of a conglomerate like Woolworths. Not to mention our local Harris Farm which also serves the community very well. We don't need another supermarket on Hall Street. Let's maintain our village atmosphere, small shops which do actually create a community, unlike a large supermarket chain which is far more anonymous and generates huge amounts of waste and packaging each day that will need to be disposed of somehow. This is a beach area, people come to relax, not necessarily shop and the local community is served already by other markets and the massive Bondi Junction a short bus ride or car trip away.

  14. Kathryn W commented

    Another Metro Woolworths will do nothing for this area. We already have a Metro a short walk away. This store will stock the same limited range and so it won't increase or vary the product offering for customers. It will undoubtedly increase the profit of a large, ubiquitous corporation however, one which will do nothing for the local community in return. We already have Harris Farm and IGA on this street. The balance of the street should be reserved for small stores and businesses offering variety for locals. Council should be fostering a village atmosphere on this street.
    Hall Street already suffers from traffic congestion. The additional traffic this store will create, including with deliveries, will make that worse.
    Plus, it will be ugly. Supermarkets are not attractive to the eye.

  15. Heather commented

    It is difficult to articulate the change a Woolworths metro in Hall st will make to the ambience and culture of Bondi Beach but it will change Bondi Beach from a village high street feel with variety and unique shops that is a destination for Australian and overseas tourists to a big commercial corner.
    Woolworths in the Pacific hotel is a perfect location as it offers convenience without changing the ambience . Woolworths in Hall st does not fit with what people all over the world appreciate about Bondi.
    I would also hate to see Woolworths push out another IGA which happened on Curlewis street.
    With the post office being turned in to apartment blocks I would urge the council to think about what is being lost in the iconic village of Bindi Beach with developments and approvals.

  16. Di Robinson commented

    There are already enough supermarkets within 1 block. Woolworths and IGA as well as Harris Farm. This would also impact on traffic congestion, parking and local community and pedestrian amenity on Hall Street. We would like to preserve the village atmosphere and have no further large street outlets.

  17. Erica commented

    As so many others have pointed out, we don't need another big chain store in Bondi. We already have a Woolworths, IGA and Harris Farm within short walking distance. The village feel that locals love and that draws so many visitors to Bondi will be further eroded by converting more premises on Hall Street into a big chain store. It will also create more traffic on a busy street without enough parking to serve need already, and where pedestrian safety and enjoyment should be more of a priority. Let's keep the village feel alive by nurturing smaller businesses that enrich the culture of our suburb, rather than big chain businesses that homogenise it.

  18. Monique Schafter commented

    I don't support this application. Woolworths already has a metro less than 500m away and there is already an IGA and a Harris Farm on Hall St.

    This metro will also lead to further traffic congestion along Hall St and intersecting streets.

  19. M. Friedman commented

    Please do not approve this proposal for a Woolworths in Hall Street. Woolworths Metro is already well located in the Pacific on Campbell Parade. Give the smaller shops a chance to thrive. The comments submitted say it all. It will definitely have a negative impact on the unique village environment that the residents of Bondi enjoy and are dearly trying hard to hold on to. It's bad enough that the face of Bondi is changing with the building of apartment blocks (like the awful proposed DA-268/2020 in Wellington Street; Ken Done's proposed DA in Edward Street; the proposed building above the heritage-listed Bondi Beach Post Office). How can Council agree to any of these applications, instead of ensuring Bondi retains its heritage and charm which, once gone, is lost forever.

  20. Lisa commented

    I am against this application.
    Bondi does not need another supermarket, we have IGA and Harris farm just up the street and already a Woolworths a short walk away.
    You only need to have a daily walk there to see that the traffic situation in Hall Street is already a big problem and if this application is approved, it will make it so much worse with trucks and increased traffic.
    Bondi is fast losing it’s character, overdevelopment, with many of the recent developments, lacking character that do not compliment the history and heritage of the area, never to be regained.
    Why is Council not taking this into account?

  21. Peter Varga commented

    1. This Proposed use and proposed operation method should be rejected due to the safety risk to the public, both pedestrians and vehicles using Hall Street.
    2. I object to the proposed consolidation of 3 GF units for a Woolworths Metro, when there is already an existing Woolworths Metro close within 500 metres which I already use, which has appropriate rear access and loading dock facilities and customer parking. That Woolworths does not cause additional traffic congestion and increase pedestrian and public safety as this additional Woolworths would using Hall Street for deliveries and risking public pedestrians using the Hall Street footpath.
    There is no need for another Woolworths in Bondi Beach in this location where the site is not suitable.
    3. The Statement of Environmental Effects has some very concerning details. Woolworths proposed front kerb side loading and stocking with the use of a rigid truck of up to 11 metres length unloading at the rear of the truck requiring more loading zone and the danger of the the Electronic Pallet Jack ( EPJ ) having to climb the kerb cutaway ramp or onto the footpath ( side loading ) and an Electronic Pallet Jack operated by team members, which will block half the footpath during unloading and then manoeuvring and EPJ travel with the risk of stacked goods slipping and striking pedestrians and in particular small children during daylight hours.
    If this proposed use is permitted, it should be with rear access loading and re-stocking from Jacques Avenue , through the rear of the retail parking spaces.
    4. There is no justification for Woolworths to be provided with increased loading zone length to accomodate their rigid delivery trucks up to 11 m in length. The traffic planning is flawed as vehicles turning into Hall Street from Campbell Pde will have to cross on to the oncoming Hall Street traffic or wait for the truck to reverse park in to the loading zone, with left turning traffic backing up on Campbell Pde for a left turn into Hall St.
    A long truck trying to park at kerbside in front of the proposed Woolworths potentially conflicting with vehicles turning left from Gould Street is also a risk to the left turn vehicles. A bigger loading zone in this location so close to the traffic signals and intersections of Campbell Pde and Gold Street is in-appropriate and dangerous.
    Council should listen to the local residents and community and reject this DA.

  22. Lisa commented

    I am against this application.
    Bondi does not need another supermarket, we have IGA and Harris farm just up the street and already a Woolworths a short walk away.
    You only need to have a daily walk there to see that the traffic situation in Hall Street is already a big problem and if this application is approved, it will make it so much worse with trucks and increased traffic.
    Bondi is fast losing it’s character, overdevelopment, with many of the recent developments, lacking character that do not compliment the history and heritage of the area, never to be regained.
    Why is Council not taking this into account?

  23. Lisa commented

    I am against this application.
    Bondi does not need another supermarket, we have IGA and Harris farm just up the street and already a Woolworths a short walk away.
    You only need to have a daily walk there to see that the traffic situation in Hall Street is already a big problem and if this application is approved, it will make it so much worse with trucks and increased traffic.
    Bondi is fast losing it’s character, overdevelopment, with many of the recent developments, lacking character that do not compliment the history and heritage of the area, never to be regained.
    Why is Council not taking this into account?

  24. Heather P commented

    Dear Waverly Council. I was just reading your draft local character documents ( which I think is a great initiative).

    12 Hall st falls under local character area 15 and which states the vision as:

    The desired future character of the area is defined
    by the iconic coastline and Bondi Beach Centre.
    Surrounding the centre is a historic residential area
    with cohesive and attractive streetscapes.

    Woolworths Metro is very inconsistent with the character you describe in this document.

    20 Hall st development of the post office is absolutely opposite of what is described in this document.

  25. Steve Percy commented

    Dear Waverley Council, (the arbiters of taste)

    re: local character

    with random examples like Bondi Post Office and Waverley Bowling Club in mind, now Hall St turning into High Street and letting century old houses that have not yet reached heritage 'status' (whatever that means in your minds - maybe pre 1788??) Why do you waste time and money on arriving at concepts like 'local character'.

  26. Simon Bray commented

    Hello,

    I object to the application: Ref Number: DA-392/2020. Consolidation of three ground floor tenancies into a single tenancy, associated fit-out, signage and change of use to a Woolworths Metro supermarket as this application is not in the public interest.

    Why does the application not include documents associated with traffic management, environmental (noise) impact etc.? The 'Plan of Management' is insufficient. On this basis, the application should be denied.

    The current (and relatively new) Woolworths is 350 meters away from this proposed location. What additional value will this new store provide to the community?

    Given the lack of detail, it can only be assumed that the stocked range would be near identical to that of the store 350 meters away, which is quite limited in many products to 'Woolworths home brand' only. The IGA on Hall street has also recently reduced their range, as it has been changed for a 'convenience store' style. Three supermarket/convenience stores, all with limited range and all within a 5-minute walk of each other is not in the public interest.

    In addition, heavy trucks required to make deliveries are completely unsuitable in a built up area such as Hall street. The safety issues should deem this DA an unacceptable risk.

    Lastly, insufficient parking spaces have been made available in the application.

    Woolworths appears to be on a 'shopping spree' (pardon the pun) to capitalise on their success during the pandemic to deploy unwanted stores across Sydney. See https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/mosman-is-not-newtown-council-raises-concerns-over-woolworths-plan-20200609-p550sb.html

    Finally, for those interested, this will hopefully set a precedence soon, please see the above article and the follow-up from 10th December 2020:
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/nsw-court-to-decide-fate-of-woolworths-plan-to-set-up-shop-in-mosman-20201209-p56m2l.html

  27. Peter Varga commented

    1. This Proposed use and proposed operation method should be rejected due to the safety risk to the public, both pedestrians and vehicles using Hall Street.
    2. I object to the proposed consolidation of 3 GF units for a Woolworths Metro, when there is already an existing Woolworths Metro close within 500 metres which I already use, which has appropriate rear access and loading dock facilities and customer parking. That Woolworths does not cause additional traffic congestion and increase pedestrian and public safety as this additional Woolworths would using Hall Street for deliveries and risking public pedestrians using the Hall Street footpath.
    There is no need for another Woolworths in Bondi Beach in this location where the site is not suitable.
    3. The Statement of Environmental Effects has some very concerning details. Woolworths proposed front kerb side loading and stocking with the use of a rigid truck of up to 11 metres length unloading at the rear of the truck requiring more loading zone and the danger of the the Electronic Pallet Jack ( EPJ ) having to climb the kerb cutaway ramp or onto the footpath ( side loading ) and an Electronic Pallet Jack operated by team members, which will block half the footpath during unloading and then manoeuvring and EPJ travel with the risk of stacked goods slipping and striking pedestrians and in particular small children during daylight hours.
    If this proposed use is permitted, it should be with rear access loading and re-stocking from Jacques Avenue , through the rear of the retail parking spaces.
    4. There is no justification for Woolworths to be provided with increased loading zone length to accomodate their rigid delivery trucks up to 11 m in length. The traffic planning is flawed as vehicles turning into Hall Street from Campbell Pde will have to cross on to the oncoming Hall Street traffic or wait for the truck to reverse park in to the loading zone, with left turning traffic backing up on Campbell Pde for a left turn into Hall St.
    A long truck trying to park at kerbside in front of the proposed Woolworths potentially conflicting with vehicles turning left from Gould Street is also a risk to the left turn vehicles. A bigger loading zone in this location so close to the traffic signals and intersections of Campbell Pde and Gold Street is in-appropriate and dangerous.
    Council should listen to the local residents and community and reject this DA.

  28. Andy commented

    Hi, this is too close to the current Metro and is also going to devalue what is the best shopping street in Bondi, I disagree with this application

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