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Car wash, food outlet and storage plans amended

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November 14, 2017

A planning application for a car wash, retail food outlet and storage facility in Tatura’s main street has been amended following six objections and a petition to stop its development earlier this year.

Kialla businessman Chris Barzen and Michael Wood said in June this year the project planned for 104 Hogan St, Tatura, would be ‘‘exciting’’.

‘‘We think there’s room to add something else to Tatura,’’ he said after the initial application was put on notice.

‘‘We want to grow the town and think it’s an exciting project.

‘‘It’ll provide something new and exciting because the block of land is a bit of an eyesore at the moment.’’

But after receiving objections, the application was reissued on November 2 with four amendments.

According to the applicants, the amendments were made to satisfy the objections and to improve movement flow and vehicle access.

One objector, Joe Serra, voiced his concerns in June this year.

Mr Serra said the area was one that had heavy pedestrian traffic and with vehicles going in and out of the facility it could be dangerous.

‘‘We love seeing investment in Tatura, but it’s not a facility we need,’’ he said.

The application is again on notice with the addition of a full-height concrete noise barrier to the south-west boundary wall and amended parking.

The amended application also stated one of the manual wash bays would be converted into a detailing bay — leaving just three manual wash bays.

Finally there were also amendments made to the foot outlet and ramp.

Greater Shepparton City Council planning and building manager Colin Kalms said the amendments would address the noise concerns, slightly reduce the scale of the development as well as allow for forward-moving traffic.

He said the application would be on notice until November 20.

‘‘Depending on how many objections we receive it could have to go up to the council,’’ he said.

Mr Kalms said if this was the case it was unlikely to go to the council until February next year given there was no January council meeting.

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