Global discount supermarket chain ALDI is planning to open a new store in Dalby.
The Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) approved the retail’s application on Tuesday to build an ALDI supermarket store on the corner of Condamine and Archibald Street in Dalby.
Several ALDI supermarkets are operating in Toowoomba, but this will be the first in the Western Downs region.
WDRC spokesperson for Planning and Environment councillor Andrew Smith said the interest and arrival of leading Australian and international retailers in the Western Downs will continue to add to the breadth of local businesses already on offer in the region.
"It's an exciting time for retail in our region, with confidence in our local businesses continuing to grow across the Western Downs," Mr Smith said.
"Our streamlined development approval process enabled us to properly assess the application in an incredibly short time frame, which is a win-win for the community and the developer.
"The jobs created during construction and the opportunities for the use of local suppliers and contractors for civil works will provide a great boost to our local economy across the region.
"Not only will the arrival of ALDI create ongoing local jobs, but it will bring more retail choice, convenience and people to our region for their day-to-day shopping needs.”
The council approval comes after a Bunnings store was given the green light to be build in Dalby later this year.
Council spokesperson for Economic Development councillor Donna Ashurst said leading retailers become destination outlets drawing people to the Western Downs bringing opportunities that flow-on to the entire community.
"ALDI and Bunnings when it opens later in the year will keep the cash flowing in our towns with people spending money in other local businesses while here,” Ms Ashurst said.
"All this contributes to strong economic development, which in turn contributes to strong and vibrant communities for our residents and visitors to live, work and play."