By MICK ROBERTS.
A NEW supermarket and speciality shop development for the old Cavion scrap yard site at Bulli should be open and trading in time for Christmas 2015.
A Woolworths spokesperson told The Bulli Times the 3,800sqm supermarket will feature a modern design, with a BWS liquor store and 400sqm of speciality retail space. There will be more than 170 on-site car parks available.
The spokesperson said it will create 220 retail and construction jobs in the local area.
Woolworths would not be drawn on what they intend to do with the historic former Bulli Railway Guest House, which sits in the path of one of the driveways into the 15,768sqm site bounded by the South Coast Railway, the Princes Highway, Molloy Street and Station Street.
“Woolworths will look for an appropriate outcome for the Bulli Railway Guest House in due course,” the spokesperson said.
Heritage groups have called for the 1886 heritage listed building to be restored by Woolworths and leased either for retail or residential purposes.