New details revealed for Springwood Woolworths supermarket proposal

Woolworths has revealed new details about its proposed supermarket for Springwood but has been forced to ditch public information sessions due to coronavirus restrictions.

"In line with restrictions announced by government to contain the spread of coronavirus, we will no longer be hosting community information sessions at the Oriental Hotel," said Woolworths regional development manager Angus White.

"Instead, we encourage local residents to have their say and learn more about our plans by visiting our website and filling out our online survey. Our project team are on-standby to answer any questions or provide any additional information.

"We look forward to continuing our discussions with as many people in the local community as possible in the coming weeks as we progress our development application."

Mr White said the company was "excited about the opportunity to bring a convenient and modern supermarket to Springwood and remain committed to engaging with the community on our plans prior to lodging a development application this year".

The existing building in Raymond Road, Springwood.

The existing building in Raymond Road, Springwood.

Local residents are encouraged to have their say by viewing the plans and completing an online survey and connecting with the project team to ask any questions.

Woolworths has launched the website The online survey will be available until the end of April 2020.

The Gazette broke the news about Woolworths' plans for a new Springwood supermarket on March 13.

Located on the vacant, former IGA site on the corner of Raymond and David Roads, the proposal features a Woolworths supermarket, one independent specialty store and more than 200 car parking spaces (on the rooftop and basement).

New details released on the project website show proposed car access to the supermarket would be via David Road. All store deliveries and waste collection would take place via Macquarie Road, keeping trucks away from residential areas.

If approved, construction is expected to take between 15 and 18 months.