Construction commences on massive Kiaora Lands Redevelopment in Double Bay

If you’ve been in Double Bay recently you will have noticed some massive building works in the area of the Woolworths supermarket and Golden Sheaf Hotel. The car park behind the supermarket has been closed, and work is taking place in the surrounding streets. That’s because construction has commenced on the Kiaora Lands Redevelopment, the $110 million joint venture between Woollahra Council and Woolworths.

The project, which the Council hopes will “revitalise” Double Bay, involves redevelopment of the existing Woolworths site on New South Head Road, the Council’s Kiaora Lane and Anderson Street car parks, and a number of properties in Kiaora Road and Patterson Street. It will include a new Woolworths supermarket, Thomas Dux and Dan Murphy outlets, cafes and specialty retail shops. It will also include a 2,3000 square metre new “state-of-the-art” Double Bay library.

Fortunately, the development will include a new car park, which will provide 442 public parking spaces.

There is without doubt a great need for thoughtful, well-executed development in Double Bay, which has promised much and delivered practically nothing in terms of “revitalisation” in recent years. Let’s hope that Woolworths and the Council has got it right with this project.

Let us know what you think about it.

You can find out more about the development here: About Kiaora Lands Redevelopment

DB development map

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