Merimbula Aldi constructions progressing well

BIG BUILD: The construction of an Aldi supermarket in Merimbula is scheduled for completion later this year. Photo: Leah Szanto
BIG BUILD: The construction of an Aldi supermarket in Merimbula is scheduled for completion later this year. Photo: Leah Szanto

Merimbula's Aldi is coming together quickly with the new building really starting to take shape.

Zauner construction manager Matthew Green said the project was running well and on track to be finished around the fourth quarter of the year.

Mr Green said they're about 60 per cent through the project with the completion of the walls, roof and undercroft car park. He said they were now moving on to the front car park and excited about the progress.

"We've had a lot of weather challenges over the last month or two, but generally I think the boys have managed it really well during that time," Mr Green said.

"We're all about economic development in the region so we're using local subcontractors as much as possible," Mr Green said.

He happily added Zauner employed subcontractors directly from Bega and Merimbula in the project.

Photo: Leah Szanto

Photo: Leah Szanto

"When we look back after the fires, stimulating the economy through a lot of this construction is fantastic so hats off to Aldi," he said.

The land at 103 and 105-107 Main St, Merimbula officially settled in September 2018 and came on the back of the Southern Joint Regional Planning Panel's approval for Aldi's development application valued at $6.9m.

At the time Aldi said it was in the initial stages of design and hoped to commence construction in 2019.

Soon afterwards the site was cleared by Pambula company Rankin Builders, but then matters stalled with no sign of further work.

In October 2020 Zauner was confirmed as the construction company for the project.