The Dunedin City Council is about to make a decision on Foodstuffs’ proposed Raeward Fresh supermarket and café, after having received further information. Within the next few days, by early April if not sooner, the council will deliberate on the resource consent, bringing closure to the controversy.
The 1108 sqm store would comprise of an open feel market area, butchery area, liquor area and chillers for dairy and produce. In defending the project, Foodstuffs had argued that the proposal was unique, with at least 80 percent of retail floor space being dedicated to fresh produce, and sustainable as well, thanks to its proximity to the company’s distribution centre.