Category Archives: Residential Thoughts

KFC petition doing well

April 19 2018

The KFC petition launched by Matt Dyson is doing well.

There is currently 165 signatures on the petition and while it may seem a joke to some, it is serious business to some.

Perhaps it is time to bring KFC back to stop locals doing forays into Victoria for the eleven herbs and spices on their varieties of of chicken, keep money close to home and perhaps bring residents from neighbouring towns to our town too for their KFC fix.

Nine pieces for $10 on a Tuesday or two dozen nuggets at a decent price or large chips for $2, there are so many menu possibilities.

Of course there is opposition to the idea of KFC making a triumphant return, some think we do not need any more of the big chains in our town ruining our way of life and the facade of the town.

People fear that KFC will kill off competition, we’ve had McDonald’s since the late 1990’s and Subway in the last decade but we still see Black Cat, Laughing Chicken, That Pizza, Cressy Pizza and more still trading and trading well.

People say that KFC failed once therefore it will fail again but don’t forget that the Subway we’ve got is the second Subway we’ve had and when the second store was opened, it was well received so comebacks are possible.

The town loves takeaway, we cannot get enough and as mentioned earlier our town not Echuca could be the new port of call for travelers from places like Conargo, Warragoon, Blighty, Mayrung and Finley to get their KFC fix.

Imagine if the Federal Hotel gets its cinema going, Echuca will lose customers who went all the way to see a movie and get dinner on the way back, think about all that money that stays in town.

Business equals jobs which equals pay which equals spending elsewhere which in turn equals people being paid and they spend their money elsewhere.

The possibilities are endless and as we once mentioned the chatter has to continue, words are where ideas begin and actions begin from the reading of words.

Who is hungry now?


DNS revisits That Pizza

It has been seven months since our man of many talents Daniel Clark stepped up to the plate and tried Pizzas from That Pizza to see if the wait for the shop to open was worth it.

As some readers may recall, the judgement of the test was that it was ‘F**king Amazing’ which is very high praise from our guru.

Tonight we check in once again with the man as he has another Pizza to see if things are still the same.

Previously the choice of Pizza was BBQ Meatlovers and tonight’s choice of Pizza is none other than the classic of classics, Hawaiian.

The Pizza didn’t have more oil than a Car Engine which is always a great sign and the taste was just right which is always pleasing.

The box is still considered a little flimsy but the Pizza Saver was included this time ensuring that overall the store retains it’s ‘F**king Amazing’ rating.


Don’t forget you can call That Pizza on 5881 8480, visit them at 396 Cressy Street or visit the website.

This concludes our review series on That Pizza and potentially everywhere else unless we discover something really tasty of course because we only want to dish out praise.

NOTE: Pizzas brought and eaten on own accord, all thoughts are independent and without any reward.

Where is the sweet spot of Town?

Google Earth is a wonderful tool, it can give you outdated but wonderful shots of areas to see how things have spread out or decreased over time.

So DNS has taken a look to see where could possibly be the residential sweet spot, the sweet spot is where all needs are covered without traveling far.


The Distance between the Henry Street corner of Deniliquin High and a gate of South School is roughly 300 metres so families close by don’t have to travel far.

The distance between TAFE and Deniliquin High is about 1.1km on the road.

North School and Deniliquin High is around two and a quarter kilometres in a straight line from each other or if you draw a Path on Google Earth it could be as far as 2.5km.

Edward School is around 1.6 kilometres from Deniliquin High School and the Christian School is roughly 2.2km from Deniliquin High School.

St Michael’s is roughly 450 metres from Deniliquin High depending on which gates you use at both locations.

So North School and Christian School are both roughly the same distance from the High School but are both located in different parts of town.

School Buses are a valuable asset for those who go to the High School from the North Side and those areas that are on the fringes of town on the other side of the Edward River.


From the corner of Henry Street and Junction Street to the East End Store on Crispe Street is roughly 250 metres.

The East End Store is the closest store for up to 3 kilometres of residential housing and properties in the south direction (towards Pretty Pine).

In a straight line, the distance between Central IGA and Coles is around 900 metres whilst there are no Supermarkets in North Deniliquin unless you count Coles Express which is also a Service Station, residents will have to go over the bridge to get their weekly shop.

Is it possible that Deniliquin’s major shops are too centralized? Could an ambitious developer find it ambitious enough to build a small Supermarket on the North side to supply those residents in that area?


Entertainment is in no short supply in Deniliquin with virtually all sides of town having a place nearby.

The west side has the White Lion being the only establishment on that side but can be seen as not the weakest side of the entertainment spectrum.

The North has the Edward River Hotel and Sportsmen’s Arms Hotel/Motel and the East has the Coach House Hotel Motel, RSL Club and the Bowling Club.

The centre part of town has the Globe and the Exchange with the Exchange closer to the East than the centre of town.

The South has the Railway Hotel and it would be the closest port of call for many residents who have to go by foot but car makes it easier to visit any place just make sure if you are having a big night a non drinking driver is available to take you back home.


Most of Deniliquin’s shops are on Cressy Street, Napier Street and George St whilst on the North Side, Davidson Street has the majority of shops although on Davidson Street businesses are spread out over several hundred metres.

Deniliquin Plaza is located on Hardinge Street which houses Coles, Green Pepper Pizza and The Reject Shop whist Harvey Norman and Mitre 10 are also on Hardinge Street.


Living in an area between that is between Junction Street and Napier Street may be the sweet spot as everything is in walking distance from Schools to Entertainment but residents have different tastes in terms of vehicle traffic, sounds of every day life and other factors in their search for the perfect location.

Best advice is for people to check out TLC Real Estate,  Ray WhiteElders, Big River Real Estate and Kevin Cole Real Estate to see what’s on offer for you in order to make the best possible decision on where you want to live or where to live next time a move is on the cards.

Sweet Spot