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ONH: Golden Grove Village Redevelopment

#1 Post by The Scooter Guy » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:31 pm

HUNDREDS of local jobs will be created under a multi-million dollar plan to revamp Golden Grove shopping precinct into a residential, retail and entertainment hub, developers say.
Fitch Retail Property Trust bought the Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre from Colonial First State for $100 million last Monday, March 2.
Fitch also owns three neighbouring sites, on the corner of The Golden Way and The Grove Way, which will form part of the development.

The company is working on a five to 10 year plan, including:
*A $160 million five-storey apartment complex on land next to Golden Grove State Swim;
*A pool, tennis courts, gym, cinema, restaurants and specialty shops;
*Extending Golden Grove Village by 15,000sqm, with a new supermarket, department store, restaurants and specialty shops;
*A three-storey car park for bus commuters at the park and ride site; and
*A pedestrian overpass on The Golden Way, to link the apartments and shopping centre.

Project manager Brian Carr said now that the overall sites were owned by a sole developer, it would be easier to get the project off the ground.
``Hundreds of jobs will be created out of this from retail and construction,’’ Mr Carr said.
``It will be a mixed-use, transit orientated development ... servicing the area with resort-style living, more restaurants, shops and entertainment.
``It will be much easier for the (Tea Tree Gully) Council and State Government to work with one land controller to bring about the most effective village.’’

Fitch managing director David Fitch said the company would work with the council, community groups and the government to ensure the development was a balance between ``commercial and community interests’’.
``There’s been an under supply of entertainment and leisure facilities in the area because of its location out of the city, but this will provide all those facilities locally,’’ he said.
The company hopes to finish the master plan by the end of the year, with a view to start work by the middle of 2010.
Gully Mayor Miriam Smith said the new development was ``refreshing’’ for the area’s retail precinct.
``Certainly there’s a need for more retail in that area and the council has researched that,’’ she said.
``I think having sole ownership up there will streamline things better and our community can only benefit from it.’’
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Re: #PRO: Golden Grove Village revamp

#2 Post by Xaragmata » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:46 pm

The link to the article (note that it was written in March 2009) - Leader Messenger

http://leader-messenger.whereilive.com. ... ge-revamp/
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Re: #PRO: Golden Grove Village revamp

#3 Post by The Scooter Guy » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:04 pm

In 1991, Golden Grove Village had only 2 supermarkets (Woolworths & Franklins) until 2001, an extension was built with a Big W & bigger Frankins (later Foodland).
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Re: #PRO: Golden Grove Village revamp

#4 Post by AtD » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:34 pm

I like the notion of some much needed density in the north, but the render does not inspire me with confidence. I dislike:
- The blank box look of the podium, no features whatsoever
- The way the building is seperated from the street
And most of all:
- The pedestrian overpass. There no shortage of existing pedestrian crossings in the area and it'll only serve to further isolate the development from the area around it. Please no! "Lets take any chance of street activity, box it up and hide it from the public" :cry:

Canberra is pulling down at least some of its sky bridges because they're a ghastly mark on the landscape. :?

Then again, this is Golden Grove. Despite the title of "worlds best address" it is an utterly boring place. It is indistinguishable from any other contemporary suburb anywhere else in outer-suburban Australia. To expect a high standard of community design here will ultimately lead to disappointment, IMO.

I do like:
- The fact that it is some decent density outside the city or Glenelg
- It'll get rid of some of the swathes of wasted land in the area.
- It's close to shops and has half decent transport. How long until someone suggests something to do with extending/converting/replacing/whatever the O-Bahn?

It's good, but not great. Then again, it's a tiny render with scarce details so I might be incredibly wrong!

I wonder how TTG council will react?

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Re: #PRO: Golden Grove Village revamp

#5 Post by crawf » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:35 am

At least Golden Grove is scenic, and no I'm not talking about those thousands of soulless boxes :P

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Re: #PRO: Golden Grove Village revamp

#6 Post by Xaragmata » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:59 am

Here's a more recent article - proposal is still "active", but developer is opposed to new neighbourhood centre with supermarket
& above-shop apartments on Crouch Rd and Golden Grove Rd that will compete with the Village & Fairview Park:

http://leader-messenger.whereilive.com. ... ping-plan/
Tension over Golden Grove shopping plan
10 Jul 09 @ 08:37am by Tim Williams

THE owners of Golden Grove Village and Fairview Green shopping centres are against plans for a new shopping centre in the Crouch Rd
housing estate at Golden Grove.
[...]
Fitch Retail, with partner Delo Investments, is planning a transport oriented development (TOD) including a 15,000sq m expansion of
Golden Grove Village, plus a $160 million, 200-apartment complex and three-storey carpark for park-and-ride bus commuters.

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Re: #PRO: Golden Grove Village revamp

#7 Post by AtD » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:21 am

*headdesk* Why does a so obviously a commercially driven lobbying get printed almost verbatim like that?

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Re: #PRO: Golden Grove Village revamp

#8 Post by The Scooter Guy » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:42 pm

Here's a better view of the development site:
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#9 Post by The Scooter Guy » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:28 pm

Estimated completion should be in 2012, just in time for GGV's 20th anniversary... :roll:
Part of Golden Way median strip next to the former Red Rooster has been modified. Has anyone checked yet?
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#10 Post by The Scooter Guy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:37 pm

Just to bring back memories, look what I've found in the internet archive WayBack Machine:
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#11 Post by Shuz » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:12 pm

/cue Weeds theme song.

Little boxes made of ticky tacky, little boxes all the same.
There's a blue one and a green one and a pink one and a yellow one and they all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.

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#12 Post by Mpol » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:58 pm

Wonderful show. And I thought of places like GG when I'd hear that theme song.

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Re: #PRO: Golden Grove Village revamp

#13 Post by JamesXander » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:15 pm

Wow look how green it is!

I can't wait for this bloody drought to go away. I want to see green lawns and sprinklers again.

Think of all the kids who have been deprived of running under and around sprinklers on green lawn. They dont know what they've missed out on.

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Re: #PRO: Golden Grove Village revamp

#14 Post by Nort » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:35 pm

JamesXander wrote:Wow look how green it is!

I can't wait for this bloody drought to go away. I want to see green lawns and sprinklers again.

Think of all the kids who have been deprived of running under and around sprinklers on green lawn. They dont know what they've missed out on.
Might have to wait a long time, it's quite possible that the current dryness is actually the usual state and that the extra water available a few years ago was the anomaly.

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Re: #PRO: Golden Grove Village revamp

#15 Post by Paulns » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:53 am

JamesXander wrote:Wow look how green it is!

I can't wait for this bloody drought to go away. I want to see green lawns and sprinklers again.

Think of all the kids who have been deprived of running under and around sprinklers on green lawn. They dont know what they've missed out on.
Ummm I'm only guessing here but I'd say that photo was taken on a clear day in winter or the beginning of Spring???? Notice the hills in the background are green too, thats not because of irrigation.
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