Prospect supermarket plan approved

A PROPOSED $10 million supermarket for Prospect Vale has received its second approval from the Meander Valley Council.

The altered Westbury Road application was submitted by developer Ross Harrison and yesterday gained unanimous support from the council at its Westbury meeting.

The project was first approved in December 2012, but did not include provision for four integral specialty stores.

A 3800-square-metre Coles supermarket plot is outlined in the development plan as well as four specialty spaces, ranging between 120 and 205 square metres, and a 74-square-metre cafe.

Mr Harrison last year bought Cleavers Mitre 10, Prospect, with plans to demolish the building as well as his own Statewide Real Estate properties to make way for the project.

He yesterday said the development, including 223 car parking spaces and two access points to Westbury Road, would be taken back to Coles for negotiations.

"It's a beautiful plan, superb supermarket and I'm looking forward to getting it over the line," he said.

"It's a fresh submission for the whole project, which includes the speciality shops.

"We've got the specialty shop approval additional to the Coles supermarket, and I couldn't make it work without them."

The plan includes minor changes to the corresponding roundabout on Westbury Road and a $15,000 contribution from the council to upgrade the area's footpath.

Meander Valley Mayor Craig Perkins congratulated Mr Harrison for pursuing the project.

"It's been a lengthy process," Cr Perkins said.

"There's been a fair bit of risk involved in this and we appreciate the work to bring in at this point."

The supermarket proposal is about 500 metres from Prospect Vale Marketplace.

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