News

Motel demolished for Woolies

Machinery has rolled in to knock down Cabarita Beach Motel today. It's the final building to be removed to make way for a new supermarket.
Machinery has rolled in to knock down Cabarita Beach Motel today. It's the final building to be removed to make way for a new supermarket. John Gass /TWE210212cab

DEMOLITION excavators took down the final building on the site for the new Woolworths at Cabarita today as the Cabarita Beach Motel came down.

The Mainbrace demolition company has been carefully preparing the site for demolition over the past two weeks.

Residents and passers by watched as the last icon of the old Cabarita fell.

"It's strange to see it all happening," said regular visitor James Munday.

"It's sad in some ways.

"But it's also quite exciting and I'm looking forward to having a big supermarket here.

"I hope the businesses that already exist don't get impacted too much.

"I'd hate to see them go.

"There's a real village atmosphere here."

The Bogangar Auto Centre was demolished along with the former post office and youth service building last week.

The demolition will clear the way for a new shopping complex that includes a Woolworths supermarket and BWS liquor store.

The three-storey development will occupy a 5485sq m property with street frontage to Tweed Coast Rd and Hastings Rd.

Woolworths will be housed in a 2300sq m tenancy, which includes a 200sq m mezzanine office level, and the remaining 1100sq m of retail space will be spread across up to 17 tenancies.

It's not clear at this stage which services will operate from the site, but several banks, medical professionals, food retailers and fashion outlets have been approached for expressions of interest in leasing.

Parking was one factor of concern to residents as well as increased traffic.

The project will have parking for 204 vehicles.

Two lifts will provide access from the basement to the floors above.

A tunnel under the development will allow vehicle and pedestrian access for nearby properties.

Topics:  woolworths



Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Calm weather with up to two-metre swells at Tweed

Waves might look like this.

Surf conditions for the beach this weekend.

Feast of street food trucks into Harbour

FEAST FOR FOODIES: Mat Whalley, Kat Creasey, Chico Green and Trevor Braga from Food Kartel and Destination Tweed CEO Bill Tatchell are looking forward to the Tweed Food Truck Extravaganza.

Food Trucks will descend on Tweed Heads for a street food fiesta

Upmarket beach townhouse

Real Estate: 4/45 Kingscliff Street, Kingscliff NSW.

Take a look inside this stylish Kingscliff townhouse conversion

Latest deals and offers


British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

Broncos prepare for Sharks

Defensive training session at the Broncos

Tough defensive session in preparation for Sharks game.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances