Quest for $12 million apartment complex
PLANS for a $12 million Quest apartment complex in Docker Street are now available for public perusal.
The proposed development, on the former Wangaratta Plaza site, would feature 37 apartments configured to allow 72 apartments for short and long term stay in central Wangaratta.
Access to the complex would be via Docker Street, with a Dan Murphy’s retail outlet proposed for the Baker Street side of the former plaza site.
Public advertising of the Dan Murphy’s proposal ended on Friday and attracted no submissions, and council has already granted approval for demolition of the existing plaza buildings to make way for development on the site.
The Quest planning application says the proposed development “promotes accommodation choice and additional opportunities for short and long term visitation close to Wangaratta’s CBD and its facilities, and provides connectivity to other outlying regional areas”.
Developers have billed the plan as a “$12 million investment into construction, tourism, hospitality, community and culture, and provides a significant and ongoing social and financial injection into the region’s economy through employment, tourism and modern business facilities and accommodation”.
“Overall, the development aligns with the region’s strategic objectives to achieve improved land use and development outcomes at a regional, catchment and local level,” the application reads.
The Quest application can be viewed at the municipal offices or on the Rural City of Wangaratta website.
Council will not decide the application before September 26.