Springwood Woolworths proposal on public exhibition

Plans for a Woolworths supermarket in Springwood have been formally lodged with Blue Mountains Council.

The $25 million proposal includes a supermarket, one independent specialty store and more than 200 car parking spaces on the vacant, former IGA site on the corner of Raymond and David Roads.

The Woolworths supermarket proposal as seen from the corner of Raymond and David Roads, Springwood.

The Woolworths supermarket proposal as seen from the corner of Raymond and David Roads, Springwood.

All store deliveries and waste collection would take place via Macquarie Road in trucks up to 12.5m long, and car access to the supermarket would be via David Road.

The proposed supermarket trading hours are from 6am to midnight, and loading dock hours from 7am-10pm Monday to Saturday and 8am-10pm Sundays and public holidays.

Some users of the neighbouring venue The Hub, have been concerned about the noise from delivery trucks infiltrating concerts.

But an acoustic report found noise levels were within acceptable levels for the EPA noise policy for industry.

The report also anticipated that mechanical plant noise would be at an acceptable level through appropriate plant selection, location and if necessary, acoustic treatments such as duct lining, acoustic silencers and enclosures. It's recommended a detailed acoustic assessment take these factors into account at the construction certificate stage.

Signage for the Woolworths supermarket proposal as seen from the Blue Mountains Community Theatre and Hub forecourt.

Signage for the Woolworths supermarket proposal as seen from the Blue Mountains Community Theatre and Hub forecourt.

A traffic report found the proposal would generate 450 vehicles each hour in two directions, during the peak periods - weekday afternoons and midday Saturday. The report deemed the road network would be able to cope with the extra traffic, as traffic flows in surrounding areas could still operate at satisfactory or good levels of service.

The proposal involves the removal of nine trees and a hedge. Three are considered significant - a Jacaranda, Norfolk Island Pine and a Turpentine.

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Woolworths regional development manager Angus White said the proposal would create jobs and deliver a much-needed, convenient and modern supermarket for the Springwood community.

"If approved, this development will create more than 100 permanent jobs in Springwood, together with 100 jobs during the construction stage," he said.

"We believe our development proposal delivers a clear vision to revitalise an underutilised site and we look forward to continuing our dialogue with council and the local community as we progress our development application."

The development application is currently on exhibition on council's website for public comment until July 29.

An artist's impression of the proposed Woolworths supermarket in Springwood.

An artist's impression of the proposed Woolworths supermarket in Springwood.

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