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Media Release: A win for Giralang

July 26, 2018

I welcome Minister Gentleman’s announcement today that the proposed development of Giralang Shops has been approved.

As a former resident of Giralang and now local Member, I understand the frustration that has surrounded this development for more than 15 years.

Throughout the consultation process I advocated for the community to be involved every step of the way and I would like to thank the developer for agreeing to undertake such an engaging approach.

The approved development application includes a 1000m² supermarket, commercial and residential tenancies, parking both underground and at Menkar Close, and improvements to the existing carpark at Giralang Primary School.

Giralang residents have told me time and time again that they want a shops precinct at the heart of their suburb that meets the needs of everyone. I am confident this development proposal will deliver that.

The construction and delivery of the Giralang Shops will create a precinct for the local community to enjoy, encompassing the adjacent Giralang Community Park which will be ready for use by the end of this year.

Today’s announcement is an exciting milestone in this development for Giralang and I look forward to catching up with locals down at the new precinct when construction is complete.

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