ORANGE City Council has given the go-ahead for a $950,000 upgrade to discount supermarket chain ALDI’s Orange store.
An ALDI spokesperson said the expansion would increase the range of goods on offer and expand the existing supermarket and liquor outlet’s floor space.
The spokesperson said work was set to begin on the Peisley Street site in May.
“The expansion will involve extending the store forward by nine metres and increasing the retail space to over 1000 square metres,” the spokesperson said.
“We have decided to expand our Orange store to provide our customers with a better smarter shopping experience, with improved access to ALDI’s select range of high quality exclusive brand products.”
The car park has room for 99 cars, however the expansion will decrease the number of car spaces by 14.
Orange City Council spokesman Allan Reeder said a development of that size was required to provide 30 car spaces, so even after the reduction the store had more than the required number of car spaces.
The proposed development incorporates a revised loading bay and amended truck manoeuvring area within the car park.
The council did not receive any written objections to the submission.
The development application was approved under delegated authority on January 25 this year.