The plans of German discount giant Aldi to increase its operations in Australia organically have become questionable this week, as the chain faced its first opposition to a store in a new area. Camden Council in western Sydney has said that it will defer the development of an Aldi outlet in Mount Annan despite the fact that the chain had "verbally requested council staff to submit the [development application] to council for determination ... otherwise an appeal would be lodged with the Land and Environment Court."