Wagga council supported a proposal to give more land for the Estella shopping centre development, despite an eleventh hour plea from a concerned resident.
A planning proposal asked to lift a zoning restriction on land at the corner of Avocet and Rainbow Drive, which is currently reserved for open spaces, was narrowly supported by councillors, 5 to 4.
Before councillors made their final vote, Estella resident Elizabeth Plumbe tried to convince them to knock back the developer's request.
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Although Mrs Plumbe supported a shopping complex for the northern suburbs, she said the land set to be rezoned was located behind her property.
She feared the location could be the ideal spot for unloading trucks for the proposed supermarket.
"I recently purchased a home in Estella ... the real selling point was right behind it was a green belt, so that would give me privacy," she said.
"Being elderly and on my own, I wanted the peace and quiet and this home was suppose to be my forever home."
Despite her last minute effort, Mrs Plumbe failed to persuade the majority of councillors to knock back the request.
Councillors Dan Hayes, Vanessa Keenan, Rod Kendall, Dallas Tout and Greg Conkey voted to rezone the land, whereas Crs Yvonne Braid, Paul Funnell, Tim Koschel and Kerry Pascoe opposed the move.
Crs Koschel and Pascoe both raised concerns about delivery trucks causing disruptions in the residential areas.
Cr Funnell said the council needs to find a way to protect the investment made by its residents.
Cr Hayes said the range of issues raised during Monday night's meeting were matters that could be considered in the development application process.
Editor's note: When this story was originally posted on Facebook the summary incorrectly indicated that Estella resident Elizabeth Plumbe, better known as Ann, was opposed to the supermarket development. As stated in the story, Mrs Plumbe is not opposed to the supermarket development, only the proposal to lift a zoning restriction on land at the corner of Avocet and Rainbow drives. The Daily Advertiser apologies for this error.