Residents welcome new Woolies
NEW developments popping up on the coast are now welcomed by local residents, even after a bit of a rocky start.
Cabarita will soon house a flashy new Woolworths and local resident Courtney Morris said she was looking forward to it.
The new mum said even though a Woolworths was available in Kingscliff, the area did not offer parenting parking or undercover parking.
"To go there with a baby proves to be difficult," she said.
"Cabarita is just so close and I can just walk up with the pram."
Miss Morris said when she first heard about the development she was completely against it she thought it would change the dynamic of Cabarita.
"Now after thinking about it, and knowing it's going to happen either way, I believe it will be a positive for the area.
"And with Coles going in to Casuarina all prices will be normal because at the moment in Cabarita stores over charge."
Woolworths communications specialist Bianca Agius said the Cabarita site included a 2500sqm Woolworths Supermarket, approximately 10 specialty stores and ample parking in the under croft car park.
"Construction is progressing well and we anticipate a mid 2013 opening," she said.
"Post construction there will be around 120 new jobs created for the local community."