VICTORIAN Civil and Administrative Tribunal member Geoffrey Code will visit Horsham on Monday before deciding whether to give the city's town hall and art gallery redevelopment the green light.
Mr Code heard submissions from Horsham Rural City Council, the Victorian Planning Department, two objectors to the project, a traffic expert and a town planning expert on Wednesday and yesterday.
It was the second time the $17-million Horsham Performing Arts Centre and Horsham Regional Art Gallery redevelopment project appeared before the tribunal.
Current objectors are Graham Gerlach and Lou Krelle.
Council chief executive Peter Brown said Mr Code wanted to meet all parties on site before making a final decision on the project, which would see the town hall supper room demolished to make way for a foyer between Wilson and Pynsent streets.
"He will meet the objectors Mr Gerlach and Mr Krelle, representatives of council and the architect on Monday," he said.
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"We are quite pleased that he is treating it as an urgent matter.
"He is fully informed on all the issues because all parties have had every opportunity to present their case.
"We are hopeful that there will be a positive outcome and that we will be able to get on with the project."
Mr Brown said Cr Mark Radford, Cr Sue Exell and council staff attended the two-day hearing, as did Mayor David Grimble on Wednesday.
He said traffic expert Ernie Mensforth addressed concerns about parking in the city.
"Ernie presented a survey that he did in September and he is of the opinion that there is sufficient parking to accommodate this proposal," Mr Brown said.
"Catherine Heggin from Message Consultants Australia also gave a presentation on the importance of the development of a performing arts centre as part of Horsham's development."
Mr Brown said he did not expect Mr Code's final decision for at least three weeks.