Eureka  ... action on Merimbula dirt at last!

No, Merimbula hasn’t struck oil but nearly as good as ... after 14 years since plans were first lodged for a supermarket development, there is finally some action on site. This appears to be a positive step forward. On Monday, January 20 a drilling rig was set up on the car park opposite Woolworths, Merimbula to undertake routine bore hole tests/surveys of the site.  The tests were taken at several places over a 24 hour period and were going to be passed on to a geotechnical company for investigation. The tests are understood to be part of the standard requirements of the excavation process and are a precursor to any work starting on the site where developer Gerald Rawson, of Melbourne, has plans to build a supermarket and underground car park. The News Weekly made several calls to Mr Rawson but they were not answered. 

Andrew Whitehead, left and Jim Sheather, from Mulligan Drilling, Khancoban prepare to collect bore hole samples on the Main Street, Merimbula site.

Andrew Whitehead, left and Jim Sheather, from Mulligan Drilling, Khancoban prepare to collect bore hole samples on the Main Street, Merimbula site.