A significant expansion of Riverside Plaza shopping centre could be completed by the end of the year.DARREN LINTON May 29, 2014 3:34am
This is after Greater Shepparton City Council accepted the recommendation of an independent planning panel to approve the project.
The expansion, which will provide a further 16
The panel recommended the development be allowed and last week Greater Shepparton City Council endorsed the decision and forwarded the recommendation to the planning minister for final approval.
The proposal covers 2.2
Not Daddy’s Money, the company that controls the site Harvey Norman presently occupies on Melbourne Rd, had objected on several grounds.
These included no agreement for the relocation of Harvey Norman and issues with car parking, a floodway, fire services, economic impacts and anomalies in the application.
The planning panel accepted a letter dated January this year as providing a signed ‘‘heads of agreement’’ that Harvey Norman would relocate to the site should the rezoning, permit and other approvals be obtained.
It also accepted the positive economic benefits of the development were backed up by an independent peer review Greater Shepparton City Council commissioned.
The panel was also satisfied with information or conditions the relevant authorities suggested about flood and fire.
Goulburn Valley Motor Village also objected about potential overshadowing and the visual impact.
The panel said these could be addressed by including additional landscaping as the council proposed as a permit condition.
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