A WOOLWORTHS supermarket in South Wangaratta is one step closer.
Rural City of Wangaratta administrators have voted to take the application for a Woolworths store and staged 108 lot subdivision of a 12.5 hectare site on Greta Road (pictured) to the Minister for Planning.
Because the land needs to be rezoned council needs the minister’s permission to prepare and exhibit a combined draft amendment to the Wangaratta Planning Scheme and a draft planning permit.
The process of actually getting the permit approved is expected to take at least a year but Jason McPhail, whose mother Bev owns the subject land, said once built, the supermarket would be great for that section of Wangaratta.
“You’re talking something like 125 jobs,” he said.
“It’s pretty good for that side of town because that side of town has been left behind a bit and to get something like this it probably allows a footprint there for further development, which up until now has been stifled a bit because there isn’t anything else out there.
“This will be a good base for everything else to go with over the next 20 or 30 years.”
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