ALDI welcomed the Honourable Matthew Guy, Planning Minister, to the opening of its new Cheltenham store on 22 October 2014, noting it was the first of seven planned openings made possible by the Victorian Government’s 2013 planning reforms.

In welcoming the Minister today, ALDI Dandenong Managing Director, Damien Scheidel, praised these reforms and the further development that they have enabled.

“ALDI has an ambitious growth strategy for Victoria, which will see a network of at least 200 stores, adding another 1,500 direct jobs plus many additional indirect jobs,” Mr Scheidel said.

“The 2013 planning reforms have enabled us to schedule seven new openings. These will be in Cheltenham, Mentone, Dromana, Springvale, Traralgon, Altona North, Epsom Village and will add 105 people to ALDI’s current Victorian workforce of over 2,300.

“The Cheltenham store alone will see 15 new employees join ALDI. It will also deliver much needed competition to the local supermarket sector and lower prices for consumers.”

The new store is located at 280 – 282 Bay Road, Cheltenham. Opening hours will be 8.30am–8pm Monday to Friday, and 8.30am–7pm on weekends. 
Source: ALDI media release.