Plans to develop a shopping plaza at Strathfieldsaye include a supermarket and retail outlets on a site next to the primary school.
Consulting firm Urbis lodged the application with the City of Greater Bendigo council on behalf of David Fein and Maverston Properties.
The site at 2 Club Court is zoned Business 1 (retail), and fronts Strathfieldsaye Road (Wellington Street) between Club Court and Uxbridge Street.
It was the subject of a successful submission in 2010, when the City of Greater Bendigo council tried to “back zone” the two-hectare site from Business 1 to Residential 1, as part of an amendment of the Greater Bendigo Planning Scheme for Strathfieldsaye.
Following hearings in October 2010, the rezoning request was refused and 2 Club Court remained as Business 1.
A concept plan prepared when the site was up for sale showed a 3700-square-metre supermarket with provision for 260 carparks, up to 13 shops and two fast food outlets.
The two-man panel which reported on the Strathfiedsaye township amendment in November 2010, supported the development of retail outlets on the “gateway site” at 2 Club Court.
“There is an almost immediate (short term) need for a second supermarket to better cater for the existing and future residents,” the report said.It supported a second supermarket as a “consolidated retail solution” for Strathfieldsaye.