In The Courier this week
Lelio Bibbo plans to open a new supermarket as part of a $15m redevelopment of the abandoned Chapman’s smallgoods factory site.
Boost for Nairne
A $15m redevelopment of the disused Chapman’s smallgoods factory in Nairne is expected to “save the town” by boosting local employment and breathing life back into the main street.
The neglected factory’s owner Lelio Bibbo has revealed a multi-million dollar plan for the Old Princes Highway site which includes a small supermarket, shops and offices.
The town’s residents association says the proposal is “the biggest thing to happen to Nairne since the freeway came through”.
Mr Bibbo’s plan involves demolishing about one third of the factory’s buildings which are scattered over the 38,000sqm property.
Also in this week’s issue
- Slap in the face: The State Government’s update of the 30-Year Plan For Greater Adelaide is a “slap in the face” for Mt Barker as it fails to address jobs growth and the need for better public transport and sports facilities, says a local councillor.
- Screen teens: Creating parks to challenge kids and entice them away from screen-based entertainment has seen the Alexandrina Council recognised at a major health award ceremony.
- Domestic squalor: Environmental health officers investigated five cases of domestic squalor in 12 months across the Mt Barker district, including one incident involving human and animal faeces throughout a home.
- Homes in limbo: An Echunga couple – weeks away from seeing their dream home completed – have joined hundreds of people left in the lurch following the collapse of Senator Bob Day’s building empire last week.
- Main street blues: Some heavy vehicles would be banned from travelling through Hahndorf’s main street to ease congestion and improve safety, under a plan by the town’s community association.
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