CITY of Greater Bendigo councillors will consider two large developments at Wednesday night’s council meeting.
Planning applications are sought for a three storey office and residential development on Mundy Street and for the construction of a medical centre and home at Havlin Street, Quarry Hill.
Council staff recommend the office development be approved but the medical centre be refused a permit.
A four storey development with 12 apartments was approved for the Mundy Street sight in 2003 but the permit expired in May.
A report before councillors notes the new development is “superior”.
“There are similarities to the current design,” it states.
“The current proposal is of superior quality and the combination of office and dwellings could be argued to have considerably less amenity impact on the owners and occupiers of adjoining residential zoned land.”
The development would include an underground car park which would hold 18 vehicles and storage areas for bikes.
It would hold a two bedroom and three bedroom dwelling and two apartments.
In other council meeting news, a second petition to the O’Keefe Rail Trail has been lodged with council with 741 signatures.
The document calls for restricted motor vehicle use and for the trail to be located within natural environments, away from commercial businesses.