Kaufland Australia has been approved for development in Victoria, on three sites.
The German branded supermarket has received planning approval for its first three stores in Victoria.
According to InsideRetail, “the stores at Chirnside Park, Dandenong and Epping received planning approval after an independent Advisory Panel process and despite the objections of many other players in the market”.
A headquarters for Melbourne was also approved.
Kaufland Australia managing director Julia Kern said: “Kaufland is committed to long term investment both in Victoria and across Australia. The development and approval of our first three stores, our distribution centre and our proposed future headquarters in Victoria will result in the creation of up to 1,600 Victorian jobs”.
“Our initial investment of $459 million will create opportunities for local businesses and stimulate much needed competition and consumer choice in Australia’s supermarket sector,” Ms Kern said.
“Kaufland will be a one-stop destination supermarket. Our aim is to provide all Australians with more service and choice, highlighted by our principles of simplicity, quality, variety and price.”
“Kaufland is delighted to call Australia our new home. We look forward to continuing our commitment to partner with local businesses and the wider community to ensure we create the best outcome possible.”