• In all of our stores, the majority of Harris Farm team members are local residents. For example, 60% of team members at our St. Ives and Lindfield stores live on the North Shore. A similar local workforce % is expected at Turramurra which is expected to create up to 80 full-time and part-time jobs.
  • It has been our experience that independent shops such as butchers, bakeries and IGA Supermarkets all trade very well when a Harris Farm opens in the local area. Indeed, we now have independent butchers and bakers opening inside our stores and we have also opened 2 of our own stores inside IGA Supermarkets.
  • Typically, 85% of our customers in our freestanding stores live within a 10 minute walk or a 3 minute drive from the store. In these stores pedestrian access from the street is often busier than our carpark entry.

Working with our neighbours

We have designed the project with our neighbours front of mind. In this regard:

  • All loading and unloading will take place in the underground loading dock.
  • All delivery vehicles will have a designated time to unload which will be determined in conjunction with the local community.
  • All recycling and waste will be stored and collected from the basement
  • All plant and equipment will be stored and operated from the basement
  • All customers and delivery vehicles will enter/exit to and from Eastern Road.
  • Customers from Eastern Road shops will be able to use the carparking at the Farm.
  • Customers parking illegally on the street will be refused entry to the store.
  • A community consultation group will be established for long term engagement between Harris Farm and the community.