By Natalee Kerr
Plans for a 24-hour petrol station, convenience store and restaurant along Barwon Heads Rd are before Geelong’s council.
The proposed $2m development for 345-365 Barwon Heads Rd fits “suitably” within the Armstrong Creek urban growth zone, according to a planning application.
“Through discussions with council it is understood that the use of the site for a service station is generally in keeping with the broader directives for the area,” the plans state.
The facility would contribute to the “economic and employment opportunities” within the growth area providing employment for up to 14 people, the plans revealed.
“The proposal provides a fundamental service to the community and will be utilised by future businesses and residents of the Armstrong Creek area,” the plans say.
The restaurant would operate between 9am to 10pm, featuring indoor seating to accommodate for 50 patrons.
Sixteen car bowsers and four truck bowsers, along with 34 car parking spaces would be built for the complex.
The future operators of the service station and restaurant are currently unknown, according to the plans.
More than 40 trees would be removed to make way for the development, with two entries from Barwon Heads Rd set to be installed for the site.
“The proposal has been designed at scale that will not be out of place for the current context of the site or area with significant space provided for landscaping,” the plan reads.
Located across from a nursing home, the development would not have “detrimental noise impacts,” to the residential area, according to plans.
The facility would occupy part of the site, with remaining areas left for “future development”, the plans say.