Bunnings approved

Bunnings was given the green light to move to the former Mid West Saleyards site yesterday afternoon.
Nanjing Night Net

It took less than an hour for the Western Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) to approve the development application for the Forbes Business Centre.

The development application was submitted by Projects and Infrastructure on behalf of Forbes Shire Council, who own the land where Bunnings, three separate bulky goods tenancies, two fast food outlets and a major truck stop will move to Forbes in three stages.

Consultant with Projects and Infrastructure, Grant Hirst said this is a great outcome for Forbes.

“It will increase employment… people won’t need to travel 100 km to go to Bunnings,” Mr Hirst said.

He said Projects and Infrastructure would start advertising for tenderers soon.

“We are planning to meet with local contractors,” he said.

“We want as much to be done as possible by local contractors who have the ability to do it.”

He said if all went smoothly, Bunnings would be in Forbes by next year.

The Western JRPP was comprised of three state members and two local members – Mayor of Forbes Shire, Councillor Phyllis Miller and Councillor Chris Roylance.

At the start of the meeting, both councillors volunteered to remove themselves from the decision making process, having declared a “perceived conflict of interest” with council-owned land.

Forbes Shire Council town planner Michael Eagles and manager of development and regulatory control, Brendan Hayes present the modified plans to the Western Joint Regional Planning Panel on Monday.

The remaining three visiting members all voted in favour of the development.

Before the application was approved a consultant speaking on behalf of several people, including some local business owners, Robert Jolly raised concerns with the development application.

He suggested the application be looked at more closely by the panel, since Forbes was prone to flooding and contaminated water could spread when the next flood arrives.

Last week, Forbes Shire Council submitted an assessment report to the Western JRPP stating that no cause for concern was found with contamination at the former saleyards.

The development application and the condition are available online at www.jrpp南京夜网.au.

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