Council grants liquor licence
A Longwarry café has received planning permission to sell alcohol.
Baw Baw Shire Council has approved an application to allow Soul Sisters Café in Mackey St to sell alcohol at the premises.
In a report to council, officers said the planning permit would provide an additional service to an existing commercial use.
“It is considered that the proposed use of the site will contribute to the commercial area of Longwarry and assist in improving the service and facilities of an existing business,” the report said.
Officers said the café was located in the town’s commercial area and a liquor licence was unlikely to cause any loss of amenity to the area.
Permit conditions state alcohol can be only served between 11am and 4pm.
The application was advertised and there were no objections.
Cr Jessica O’Donnell said this was a fantastic idea and provided an additional service to what was already provided at the café.
Cr Michael Leaney said the café was meeting customer expectations of today.
Cr Peter Kostos said there were houses located near the café but in this instance there had been no objections.