RESIDENTS and business owners can view the complete planning application for Colac’s proposed Coles supermarket development from today.
Colac Otway Shire Council will place the supermarket proposal, which includes space for four speciality shops, on public exhibition at the council’s Colac office from today until August 17.
Civic leaders also want Colac and district people to share their opinion on the proposed closure of a section of Bromfield Street to make way for a new Colac supermarket.
The Coles supermarket development application is dependent on the council approving the discontinuance of an 82-metre section Bromfield Street.
The council decided to place Coles’ proposal for the road discontinuance on public exhibition before making a decision on the development application.
Coles’ plans propose part of its new supermarket would extend into the current Bromfield Street road reserve, along with a modified road leading to a loading bay and car parking at the rear of the building.
The remainder of Bromfield Street will remain open under the proposal, including access to the Crowe Horwath building which is opposite the proposed supermarket site.
Mayor Frank Buchanan said interested people should comment on Coles’ proposal before the matter went back to the council for consideration.
“We’re essentially calling for comments on two interdependent aspects of the proposal,” Cr Buchanan said.
“The first is the road discontinuance, and the second is the proposal to develop the supermarket complex.”
Written submissions on the road discontinuance close on August 28. People can contact the council’s Colac office for more information.