Telstra call centre at Goonellabah.
Telstra call centre at Goonellabah. The Northern Star

Goonellabah Aldi store to open before Christmas

WORK is well underway on the $3 million-plus transformation of the former Goonellabah Telstra call centre into an Aldi supermarket.

The German supermarket chain engaged Gold Coast-based Planit Consulting, which lodged the development application for the store at 15 Simeoni Dr with Lismore City Council.

The application was approved on October 2, 2014.

A spokeswoman said Aldi Australia's Goonellabah store would offer "high quality products at permanently low prices, as well as rewarding career opportunities in the local community".

"We are investing more than $3 million in the development of this store," the spokeswoman said.

"Work commenced in March and is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2015.

"We pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and providing a working environment that fosters a high level of employee satisfaction."

"Seven local companies have been contracted to undertake extensive work, including an interior refit to transform the existing building and levelling the car park for better customer access," she said.

"Once complete, there will be 77 parking spaces."

When it opens the store will have 10 to 12 full and part-time staff.

Opening hours were expected to be 8.30am to 7pm, Monday to Wednesday and Fridays, 8.30am to 9pm on Thursdays, 8am to 6pm on Saturdays, and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.

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