Terry McCoy from Fabcot was the leading client in our World Cup Footy Tipping Competition. As promised we feature his perspective this issue with some probing questions:
What is your title and role at Fabcot?
I am the Regional Project Manager responsible for delivery of Woolworths property developments in VIC & TAS.
What has been your career path?
I studied Property Economics at Queensland University of Technology and worked with a Brisbane developer Property Solutions Group before moving over into Project Management, FKP, then Myer and now Fabcot/Woolworths.
Personal interests, hobbies, sports:
Watching/playing sport, spending time with the family and catching up with mates.
Supermarkets and Neighbourhood Activity Centres in Bendigo, Geelong, Cranbourne, Hobart and Launceston.
Favourite past project
Myer Melbourne Redevelopment (seemed like it went on forever).
What changes have you seen to the industry and what’s on the horizon for the future?
Almost all projects are now Design and Construct.
What transformations are taking place in the character of centres?
There’s a big shift toward ‘Main Street’ designed centres and more environmentally sustainable developments.
Most annoying industry grievance?
The public advertising requirement for projects on appropriately zoned land.
Most challenging issues facing the shopping centre development
Addressing the shift towards ‘Main Street’ centres while creating a place that shoppers through a (Melbourne) winter are happy to spend time at.
How could the development process be improved?
Reviewing the planning and appeals process whereby people can only object to projects that don’t comply with zoning requirements.
Terry McCoy, Regional Project Manager, Corporate Property – Fabcot/Woolworths