A planning application to construct new student accommodation at the Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) has been approved by the Central Goldfields Shire Council, on over 20 conditions.
Received in December last year, the planning application 121/19 is for the use and development of land at 1-3 Nightingale Street and 75 Clarendon Street, Maryborough for student accommodation and was moved by Central Goldfields Shire administrators at last month’s ordinary council meeting.
According to the report tabled to council, the subject site is within the General Residential Zone and the Heritage Overlay and includes the demolition of an existing dwelling on the site, following advice that it is not a primary heritage place nor would its removal adversely affect the cultural significance of the site.
The application proposes the development of accommodation for 20 students within private rooms which will include access to ensuites or shared bathroom facilities and communal living/kitchen areas, as well as two accessible bedrooms and bathroom facilities.
The proposed building will be two storeys high; the ground floor will contain 11 bedrooms, and a communal dining/kitchen and living area. The first floor will contain a further nine bedrooms, a second living area and large outdoor terrace area.
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