Newcastle council says if a big supermarket distribution centre goes ahead at Beresfield it will strengthen the region’s reputation for attracting big business.
German supermarket giant ALDI has confirmed Beresfield is one of several preferred sites for the centre and says a deal is close to being finalised.
More than 300 new jobs would be created if the $100 million project goes ahead at Beresfield.
Council’s director of city assets, Steve Edmonds, says the distribution centre would be ideally located.
“You’ve got the East Maitland residential area where there’s certainly a good supply of available skilled labour and you’ve got Cessnock and Newcastle
“The other very good positive is that it is very much on the convergence of the F3 Freeway, the New England Highway and the Pacific Highway.”