Public forum on Bermagui Woolworths liquor application

The proposed Woolworths development in Bermagui has attracted plenty of controversy and the recent application for a liquor licence by the company has brought more.

The proposed Woolworths development in Bermagui has attracted plenty of controversy and the recent application for a liquor licence by the company has brought more.

There will be a public meeting in Bermagui on September 1 night to discuss Woolworths’ application for a liquor licence in its proposed development on Young St.

The company took out plans for a liquor store in the DA that was approved by Bega Valley Shire Council in April following consultation with council staff and concern from councillors about the need for another liquor outlet in the town (BDN 18/4).

However, in July residents near the Young St site were sent letters from BWS, a company wholly owned by Woolworths, regarding an application for a liquor licence for Shop 1 in the proposed Woolworths supermarket complex (BDN 29/7).

The move sparked comment in the Bermagui community about the manner in which Woolworths had gone about getting a liquor store into the complex.

Organiser Paul Payten of the No W in Bermagui group said Monday’s meeting is a “chance to provide information about the state of play for the application for a liquor licence for 1-9 Young St, Bermagui to be known as BWS, and to provide people with an opportunity to express their views concerning the way ahead”.

“Come along and find out more about this major issue in our community,” he said.

The public meeting will be held at 6pm at the Bermagui Community Hall.

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