WONTHAGGI could get another service station, an additional three fast food restaurants, a hotel and a drive-through bottle-o.
Under a plan submitted to the Bass Coast Shire Council, the Miners Rest Motel at 140 McKenzie Street, Wonthaggi, would be demolished to make way for a Caltex Star Mart service station, making it the fourth service station within three kilometres.
Although if the development does go ahead, it will be the only one in the area on the left side of the road for traffic inbound to Wonthaggi.
The three fast food outlets, two of which will have drive-through services, will bring much-needed jobs to the Bass Coast area.
Developers also want to create 68 car parks at the site. The caravan park next to the motel has been marked for ‘future development’, but the plans do not go into specific detail.
The Wonthaggi Boxing Club has been using a spare room at the Miners Rest Motel to train.
Boxing coach Scott Williamson said hopefully the club will be able to stay at the site for another six to 12 months.
He added the development would be good for Wonthaggi.
“It’s going to be so much work for the area,” he said.
Mr Williamson said if the developers allowed him to stay at the site and gave permission for the construction of a shed, the boxers could continue training.
Earlier this year, Wonthaggi Boxing Club committee members asked councillors if they could move into the old CFA headquarters in Watt Street, Wonthaggi.
Councillors are waiting for a discussion paper to be published on options for the future use of the building.
The company which lodged the planning application, KDC Pty Ltd, is based in New South Wales and is responsible for planning and development.
A spokeswoman said she couldn’t comment because the work is for a client, who she declined to name.