PLANS have been submitted for a new $2.45 million petrol station and takeaway food outlet along Tamworth’s busiest thoroughfare.
The 2367-square-metre development, put forward by Mobil, will span over two blocks, on the corner of Goonoo Goonoo Road and Lydia Street, opposite Western Ranges Motorcycles.
If approved, it will have 22 car parking spaces, two entry ways and one exit way.
Three buildings will have to be demolished to make way for the service station, including a shed, house and a garage.
Documents lodged with Tamworth Regional Council state the proposed development “enhances the existing streetscape and is compatible with the surrounding business development”.
“The proposed design is standard for a service station development and landscaping has been incorporated to soften the streetscape impact,” the document states.
“The proposed development will have relatively low environmental impacts.
“The proposed signage does not reduce the safety for any public road, pedestrians, bicyclists or children by obscuring sightlines from public areas.
“It is therefore considered the proposal is in the public interest and consent be given.”
Another development application for an East Tamworth childcare centre has been lodged with council.
The $1.48 million development, located at 2 East Street, near the Paradise Tourist Park, would be able to cater for up to 70 children and six staff.
In the application, the proponent says the new facility would “help satisfy the shortfall in childcare centres and positions for the local community”.
“The proposed building will provide a modern energy efficient and inviting centre,” the document states.
“It is considered the centre shall be an improvement to the local streetscape, community and environment enhancing local facilities and creating short and long-term employment opportunities for the local community.”
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