The vision to build a national electronic retail chain, The Good Guys, in Launceston is a step closer after plans to subdivide the lot and build were lodged with the City of Launceston council.
The development application for 65-77 Gleadow Street, Invermay proposed subdividing the lot into five lots, building The Good Guys store on one of the lots and a new public road into the division.
The total floor area of the store would be about 2475.55 square metres and the $5 million development would involve the construction of 98 parking spaces, motorbike and bicycle parking, two loading bays and signage.
The proposed new public road connecting Goderich Street and Olgilvile Road, allowing direct access into the proposed electrical store, was designed in consultation with the Department of State Growth.
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Works within the Goderich Street/East Tamar Highway road reserve will also be required, including a new junction with a traffic island, landscaping and tree removal.
The traffic impact assessment estimated the business would attract 437 vehicles per day, but met traffic and transport requirements.
If successful, the electrical and home appliances chain would be the state's second store and would employ 25 full-time staff, with the first store located in Hobart's suburb of Moonah.
The development application is available on the council's website for public comment until July 20.
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