DEVELOPMENT of a $10 million Woolworths supermarket in Greta Road can proceed, following State Government approval of the site’s rezoning.
Planning scheme amendments for the project, which is expected to create 60 jobs, were approved by Rural City of Wangaratta administrators in November.
The changes adopted by council, to rezone 33 acres of land from part commercial two zone and part farming zone to a new combination that comprises part commercial one zone, part commercial two zone and general residential zone, were then passed on to the State Government for approval.
And Barry Green, Rural City of Wangaratta director development services, said the amendments were officially gazetted by Planning Minister Richard Wynne on Wednesday.
“It’s a fairly quick approval, especially with the change of government,” Mr Green said.
“This is a combined amendment and permit, so it’s a green light for the project.”
The amendments will not only enable development of the supermarket on three acres of land, but would allow a 108 lot staged residential subdivision to take shape off Greta Road, along with an adjoining two acre commercial development.