Woolworths has lodged a Development Application with Brisbane City Council seeking approval for a new Woolworths Metro store, specialty shops, office spaces and apartments at the largely vacant site bounded by Ferry, Deakin and Prospect Streets, Kangaroo Point.

The central location for the proposed Kangaroo Point Metro will benefit local customers looking for a quick and easy walk-up shopping experience.

Woolworths Metro stores cater for customers who prefer more frequent shops, for fewer items which can be carried home.

The proposed Kangaroo Point Metro will provide the opportunity for residents to shop closer to home, reducing the need to travel outside their local area to shop

A 1,700m2 Woolworths Metro is proposed. The Woolworths Metro will stock plenty of everyday grocery needs.

The project is in the planning assessment phase, with a Development Application (DA) lodged with Council.

During this planning assessment phase we are keen to hear your feedback on the proposal and ideas about new local shops that would most benefit the community.

The project is currently in the planning phase. We will have a better understanding of possible timing following Council’s assessment.

The hours of operation will be determined by Council in the future, however, if approved, the likely opening hours for the Woolworths Metro will be 7am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 7am to 6pm Sunday and public holidays.

Waste and recycling services will generally take place before opening and after close. In general, servicing is expected to be no earlier than 6.00am or no later than 10.00pm, with hours set out in the DA.

As the service bays will be inside the building, this will mitigate noise, which we understand is important to respect our neighbours.

Woolworths home delivery services will continue for Kangaroo Point.

Yes, the current plans incorporate a drive through pick up service for groceries ordered online. This will be located within the basement car park.

The proposal includes approximately 190 car parks, within a three-level basement for future customers, residents and visitors. There will be separate car access for customers and residents living in the apartments.

Dedicated parking for parents, people with disability is included along with spaces for motorbikes and bike racks.

Pedestrian access to the ground floor retail will be at the corner of Deakin Street and Ferry Street.
To make it easy for Kangaroo Point residents to walk and shop we will upgrade paths and access around our site.

The detailed traffic assessment prepared as part of the Development Application indicates that local road network can support the increased traffic with minor changes to travel times.

Customer and resident access has been separated, which means Metro customers will access the car park via Ferry Street, and residents will access the residential car park from Prospect Street.

We propose to dedicate land to Council to facilitate the widening of Deakin Street and to allow a dedicated turn-in lane into Ferry Street, assisting traffic flow.

This proposed arrangement is shown below and will need to be reviewed and determined by Council as part of their assessment.

The proposal will respect privacy for neighbours of the site, with the six level apartment building set back from other nearby properties.

Fabcot is Woolworths’ property and development team, within the Woolworths Group.