Council loses fight over Strathfieldsaye petrol station, medical centre
By Sourced Externally
February 23, 2022
DEVELOPERS have won permission for a medical centre and service station on a prominent Strathfieldsaye corner in a decision that will shape the rapidly growing suburb for decades to come.
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal signed off on revised plans despite opposition from the City of Greater Bendigo over concerns it could breach its long term vision for development in the suburb, and neighbourhood character.
VCAT approved the bid to transform land at the Strathfieldsaye Road and Club Court intersection after five days of hearings and site inspections.
VCAT approved a range of changes developers had made on plans before VCAT’s hearings.
They included moving some buildings farther away from a road to help keep established trees and allow for more landscaping.
Other changes involved the entrances to certain buildings including the proposed medical centre.
“I am content that sufficient effort has been made to create visual interest with how the medical centre/pharmacy building’s western elevation will present to Club Court and likewise with how it would present to the main road,” Mr Martin said.