New Domino's at Westpoint Shopping Centre applies for 1am weekend closing

CONSTRUCTION SITE: Site manager Laurie Finlayson, project manager Dallas Harvey and David Hines of Hines Constructions at Westpoint late last year. Photo: JACK VANDERHEL 112117jvwestpt1a
CONSTRUCTION SITE: Site manager Laurie Finlayson, project manager Dallas Harvey and David Hines of Hines Constructions at Westpoint late last year. Photo: JACK VANDERHEL 112117jvwestpt1a

BATHURST residents looking for a late-night pizza fix will be making their way to Windradyne if the proposed opening hours for a new Domino’s outlet are approved by Bathurst Regional Council.

The Domino’s outlet is part of a $10 million upgrade of the Westpoint Shopping Centre that also includes a childcare centre and massively expanded car park.

As part of the project, the shopping centre’s existing liquor store and newsagent will be relocated, floorspace at the IGA supermarket will be extended to around 1200 square metres and other stores will be given a facelift.

Work on the new car park is already under way and now a statement of environmental effects (SoEE) has been lodged with council outlining plans for the Domino’s outlet.

The store is seeking approval to open from 11am to midnight each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 11am-1am on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Staff will be on-site for a limited time outside of the opening hours to carry out food preparation and cleaning.

There will be a maximum of 10 staff at the Domino’s premises, including delivery drivers.

“A maximum of five scooters, two delivery cars and six electric bicycles are associated with the use of this site,” the SoEE states.

“Vehicle usage for all delivery vehicles will be monitored through Domino’s GPS system which is installed within the diverse types of delivery vehicles.

“They show a variety of data including direction and travel time. 

“Not meeting requirements of Domino’s high delivery standards risk disciplinary action by Domino’s.

“Delivery vehicles will be parked in front of the tenancy between deliveries.

“After trading hours, all delivery scooters and electric bikes will be stored inside. Delivery cars will be kept off-site after hours.”

Plans for the new outlet show it will be built as part of the shopping centre extension on what is currently vacant land bound by Suttor Street and Wark Parade.

“The proposed development will result in the provision of a new Domino’s store that will contribute to the mix of businesses including that of nearby licensed premises and take away food and drink premises, in an accessible location which assists in contributing to pedestrian patronage and various forms of travel,” the SoEE states.

“It will not detract from the major CBD of the greater Bathurst area and aims at promoting the local centre.”

Hines Constructions managing director David Hines told the Western Advocate in November that the upgrade of the Westpoint Shopping Centre was expected to take about 15 months.

He said it would set the shopping centre up for the next 30 or 40 years.