Those pesky developers are trying for the second (or is it third?) time to get a DA approved for the Hive site on Erskineville Road. I have noticed they have changed the wording in their DA application from supermarket to “grocery store” – because that sounds so much more benign doesn’t it?
Hello Mr Developer – the locals of the area have asked that you not be allowed to build a supermarket for them. They don’t want you. They are afraid that you will increase traffic in what is already getting to be a pretty conjested road. They are worried you will change the character of what is one of Sydney’s nicest village atmospheres. You are not filling an unmet need as there are two decent sized supermarkets only a short walk away on King Street, and two pretty big supermarkets close by at Marrickville Metro and Broadway. There is also a good deli, a mini-mart, a fruit shop etc on the strip on Erskineville Road itself.
We don’t need you, we don’t want you. Piss off!
If you feel the same way I do, I encourage you to visit the web page of the Village Friends that has all the information about the development and who to write to at Sydney Council.