Brimbank,
19
August
2016
|
01:21
Australia/Melbourne

Green light for new VicRoads Regional Office Development in Sunshine

Summary

Council has granted approval for development of a new VicRoads Regional Office on part of the land known as the Clarke Street/Withers Street car park in Sunshine.

Council has granted approval for development of a new VicRoads Regional Office on part of the land known as the Clarke Street/Withers Street car park in Sunshine.

Chair of Brimbank Administrators John Watson said that following a careful assessment of the application and after taking into account community feedback, Council had decided to approve the application subject to certain conditions.

“Council is pleased to approve the construction of a seven storey building on this site to be used to accommodate the VicRoads Regional office, which is currently located on Ballarat Road Sunshine and employs 150 staff".

New Development

The new development will provide office space and car parking for VicRoads, with additional space available for other commercial tenants.

The building will be larger and more prominent than buildings on the sites around it,however it's consistent with the Sunshine Town Centre Structure Plan and provided for by the Brimbank Planning Scheme.

More Parking for Sunshine

The development includes 150 onsite car parking spaces.

In addition to the 150 onsite car parking spaces, Council has required the applicant to provide additional spaces within reasonable walking distance of the site, or the option of contributions towards public parking or other transport and accessibility improvements in the town centre.

There'll be no loss of public car parking in Sunshine due to the project.

Extension of Multi-deck Car Park

In accordance with a Council decision in June, Council will extend the Brimbank Multi-deck Car Park that is currently being constructed between George and Dawson Streets, Sunshine, to replace existing car park spaces.

In June Council had resolved to authorise the sale of this parcel of land so it could be developed for an office building for the VicRoads Regional office.

The use of the site for an office is consistent with the Sunshine Town Centre Structure Plan, which provides a strategic basis for the proposed rezoning to Activity Centre Zone.

An amendment (C185) to rezone the site from Public Use Zone (for local government) to Activity Centre Zone is currently being considered.