Kiama Council’s June Meeting resolved to meet with Mr Nick Daoud to “explain to him why it had made its decision not to extend another option to him” to allow his DA for Akuna St/Mitre 10 to be approved (covered extensively in our 23 June edition).
Councillor Warren Steel said, “We owe him the common courtesy of letting him know the reasons for our decision.”
General Manager Kerry McMurray said after the meeting that, “Under the contract that was signed there was three options. He had all three of them. Council then decided to extend yet another option in February, outside and over and above the contract, as a put and call option, which had two conditions in it.
“Condition one was the signing up of Aldi and two was approval. It still hadn’t happened at the end, and at the end of the day patience runs out.”
An Aldi Australia spokesman told The Bugle, “We are committed to opening a new store in Kiama, bringing our high-quality products and outstanding value to more residents in the area. We had been considering several potential locations, including a property located on Akuna Street which is no longer proceeding. At this stage, ALDI is pursuing all available opportunities.”