By Jackson Russell
A proposed $14-million property investment in Wallan East will include an apartment block, a childcare centre, a hotel and other retail and hospitality premises.
The site at 21 Station Street is the former home of Rattlers Hotel and sits opposite Wallan Station.
The proposed development will be home to 32 apartments, four shops, two cafes, a micro-brewery and a supermarket with attached bottle shop across three buildings.
The development also includes the construction of the necessary service utilities, car-parking and internal roads, as well as landscaping treatments throughout the site.
Property developers from Bundoora-based developer Whiteman Property and Associates have lodged a planning permit to Mitchell Shire Council, which is currently available for public information at Wallan Library.
A decision will be made on the application after April 30.
Planning documents say the development will set the standard for future development surrounding the railway station.
According to the documents, the apartments have been designed to cater to sections of the community which are currently under-represented in the existing housing mix of the surrounding area.
Project manager Arun Broadhurst said Whiteman Property and Associates were hopeful the development will be beneficial to the community.
“The proposed development at 21 Station Street is an exciting mixed use application that activates the precinct and links to the Wallan Station,” he said.
“We hope to deliver this high quality development which will provide substantial benefit to the Wallan community as a whole.
“The application is currently being assessed by the Mitchell Shire Council and we respect the process it needs to go through. As the process further evolves we will be happy to provide further comment.”
By Jackson Russell