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Romsey Coles conditionally approved by Macedon Ranges Council

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A new Coles supermarket on Romsey’s Main Street is a step closer to reality after Macedon Ranges Shire Council conditionally approved the project at the end of January.

Council issued a notice of decision to grant a planning permit to Coles, which remains subject to the formal planning process.

The proposed development at 51-53 Main Street includes a supermarket, a bottle shop and 195 car parking spaces.

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The council permit outlines a series of conditions to be met as part of the development, including matters such as lighting, footpaths, fencing and landscaping.

Mayor Annette Death said council worked closely with Coles to ensure the proposed structure would fit within the existing Romsey streetscape and town character while providing adequate car parking and pedestrian access.

Cr Death said the proposed development would support local jobs and the broader Romsey economy.

“An estimated 2000 people moved to Romsey and surrounds from 2011 to 2021 – this proposed supermarket is a welcome response to helping service that population growth,” she said.

“Ideally it will complement the existing independent supermarket and other shops in Romsey, providing more choice for surrounding residents as well as more employment opportunities.”

The Coles Group must now confirm it will adhere to the proposed permit conditions, while previous submitters to the original proposal can raise an objection within 28 days of the notice being issued.

A Coles spokesperson last year estimated the proposed development would create hundreds of jobs in retail and construction.

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