Sunday, August 28, 2005  

Watch "No Coles" Oatley video

On Friday night, ABC's Stateline program featured our fight against this development. To view some of the video, click the links below:

For broadband internet (large file) Play/Download
For dial-up internet (small file) Play/Download

Friday, August 26, 2005  

Shadow Planning Minister visits Oatley

Chris Hartcher MP, NSW Shadow Minister for Planning Administration visited Oatley West to meet with residents inorder to gain an understanding of the impact of Coles' proposed supermarket on the local community.

Saturday, August 20, 2005  

Ring Roy

NSW Manager, Coles Supermarkets (02) 9795 7113
Tell him what you think.



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Tuesday, August 16, 2005  

Alex Pinnok from

To Whom It May Concern:
As a former employee of Coles supermarkets as a Service Assistant I must say that I honestly fell for the “Coles Cares” marketing trap. During induction videos as well as messages from head office which came through to our store, I genuinely got the impression that Coles Supermarkets cared for not only it's employees but for it's customers. How wrong I was. It was only a couple of weeks ago that it was brought to my attention that Coles plans on building a supermarket in the quiet suburb of Oatley. As has been already brought to the attention of so many people, Oatley is in very close distance to both Hurstville, Roselands and Riverwood. On hearing the news of this proposal, a number of questions have come to mind including:

- Why would Coles build a supermarket in Oatley in the first place?
I genuinely cannot understand how Coles would consider building a supermarket as big as Coles in a Suburb the size of Oatley. As mentioned previously, Coles supermarkets are already readily available to Oatley residents through other nearby stores. If you add to this huge protest already put in by residents, and the potential for Oatley residents to boycott the new store, it would be surprising if this new Coles store could remain profitable after building costs. At the end of the day a major corporation like Coles Myers purpose is to generate cash. This is achieved by using strategical thinking and careful planning The proposal for a Coles store in Oatley cannot be considered at all strategic and one must question, “Why Oatley”?

- The Coles Cares Policy.
I question the Coles Cares policy. How can a company who states they value customers opinions, ignore community pleas? Understand that I am not being ignorant. I can accept that Coles Myer is a multi million dollar corporation whose objective is to become the clear market leader for retail services combining value for money products with exceptional customer service. But please, this is a small decision for Coles supermarkets to make, but a huge issue for the residents of Oatley.

In summing up, I'm not going to ramble on about how the residents of Oatley are going to boycott all of the Coles Myer stores, but I will ask that Coles please takes into consideration the values and beliefs of this community, and decides that it would be against the policies Coles Supermarkets have in place of caring for communities.

Reconsider your decision, from my experience Coles does care, it would be a great shame to see what I thought was a company supporting communities to turn it all in for one extra store.

Alexander Pinnock

Tuesday, August 09, 2005  

Hurstville Council fights on to stop Mulga Road supermarket

Hurstville City Council today lodged an appeal, under Section 56A of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979, in response to the Court's June ruling that allows the construction of a supermarket in Mulga Road, Oatley.

"Legal advice received by Council indicates that there are sound grounds to base an appeal on," said Hurstville Mayor, Clr Joanne Morris. "It is imperative that Council explores all reasonable avenues to stop this inappropriate development in Mulga Road."

Council, through its legal representatives, will be basing its appeal on points of law and the belief that the Commissioner erred in his Judgment.

For more information, contact:
Paul Spyve, Manager, Customer Relations: 9330 6008, 0411 748 953
Jo Reid, Communications Officer, 9330 6067, 0413 738 606

Saturday, August 06, 2005  

Traffic in Mulga Road will be DREADFUL as a result of the proposed development!

Traffic in Mulga Road will be DREADFUL as a result of the proposed development!
In the photo below an accident is depicted: a pedestrian has beenknocked to the road.

Friday, August 05, 2005  

Letters to Coles

Supermarket in the wrong place

Macklan Gordon Gridley JP, Neutral Bay

John Davoren and Judith Malcolm

Letter from wife of former Federal Member

Oatley Residents Association letter to Counci

Alex Pinnok - Resident of Bonnet Bay and past employee of Coles

More Letters to Coles - letters for November/December


Tall Order for Coles

To date our local supermarket has supplied the three primary schools in Oatley with 12 computers. I wonder how Coles intends to contribute to our community

Carlolyn Northcott
Leader 4 August 2005

Tuesday, August 02, 2005  

Print Media Archive

Oatley David vs Coles Goliath by Evan Jones Saturday, August 20, 2005

Battle looming on trolley front' The Leader 2 August 2005 (pdf 249Kb)

"Artistic Licence" The Leader 26 July 2005


2GB Drive Time with Philip Clark

An Oatley Resident was on air today giving a great summary of the Oatley problem on 2GB Drive time. Thank you Philip Clark for giving some air time to voice our concerns and highlight an issue for every person that shops for groceries (which is the majority of us):

The loss of neighbourhood shopping to formulaic selling machines foistered on communities by mega corporations. It is time to stand up and voice your opinion not accept what you are told is good for you!

Ring your favourite radio station get on to talk back radio. Adopt a journalist, write to your favourite journalist, convince them it is an issue they should be looking into. A list of some media contact follow.

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