Progress on a new Woolworths supermarket complex at Bulli has been delayed due to remediation works required at the site.
Woolworths announced in May last year that excavation work had begun on the Molloy Street site, once the home of Cavion scrap metal yard.
At the time the company said it hoped to start construction towards the end of 2012 or early this year.
However, a Woolworths spokeswoman yesterday confirmed building work was yet to begin at the site, and no firm date had been set for when it would.
‘‘We are currently undertaking remediation of the site,’’ the spokeswoman said, but would not be drawn on why the site needed remediation and details of the work being done.
‘‘Once this has been completed we anticipate beginning construction of the store.
‘‘It’s too early to put a hard timeline on when [that will be]. We are hoping to start as soon as possible.’’
The two-storey, $7million complex will house a 24-hour supermarket, liquor outlet and four speciality stores.
Woolworths has also revealed plans to build a new service station next door to the development, and just metres away from the established Coles Express petrol station.
As part of the approval, Woolworths must install traffic lights on the Princes Highway opposite Organs Road for southbound entry, while cars travelling north enter from Molloy Street.