Planning for a six-story serviced apartment complex in central Horsham continues, with an infrastructure assessment report now among the documents available for public feedback.
Copper Investment Services and TM Design Group applied for a planning permit for the proposed $12.56 million development on vacant land on Baillie Street on December 12, 2019. Notice was given on September 8.
It would be operated as a Quest Apartment Hotel.
Horsham Rural City Mayor Mark Radford encouraged people to leave their feedback.
"Anyone that is affected by the permits has the opportunity to make a submission," he said.
"Whether there are any objectors will determine whether it comes before the council. It's fair to say it's a little way off yet."
The economic benefit statement, prepared by Deep End Services in July, states Quest is likely to employ 14 staff, eight full-time and six casual.
It expects apaertment guests to mostly be business travellers, and for them to spend $3 million per annum on other businesses in Horsham during their stay.
The proposed 44-unit complex is 22.6 metres high and includes 12 two bedroom, one bathroom units, 27 two bedroom, two bathroom units and five three bedroom, two bathroom units.
A roof-top deck, business lounge and conference room and gym and 48 car parking spaces, including in a basement carpark with entry on McLachlan Street, are included in the designs.
Permit applicant TM Design Group did not wish to comment on the proposed development at this stage, nor did Roberts Day, the planning consultants representing them.
An advertisement for the plans appeared in the Mail-Times on Friday, September 11.
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