PHOTOS: ALDI submits bond to assure locals' safety, comfort

WORKERS are erecting temporary fencing around the ALDI site in further signs that the construction is pressing ahead.

But as a condition of the development, ALDI has agreed to follow a range of stringent measures guaranteeing the comfort, safety, traffic safety, and property protection of residents.

Residents sounded the alarm bells over increased traffic around children crossing the road to Gladstone West State School, but council has gone a step further.

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The ALDI site is directly across the road from Gladstone West State School.
The ALDI site is directly across the road from Gladstone West State School.

One measure ensures proper stormwater management that prevents harmful materials running off into drains or onto roads.

Another is all lighting on-site should be fitted with hoods or shades to "direct illumination downwards", rather than into neighbouring properties.

ALDI has turned in a hefty bond worth 2.5% of construction to assure it will comply with the safety and comfort measures.

If ALDI weren't to comply with protocol, council would issue a breach.  And council would have access to the bond if it fixes the breach "as a matter of urgency".

The Observer is waiting for a response for ALDI on when construction will start. 

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