Council will put latest development application for Myer site on public display soon

PROPOSED: An artist's impression of the future look of the old Myer site.
PROPOSED: An artist's impression of the future look of the old Myer site.

The latest development application for the redevelopment of the old Myer store site in Summer Street is likely to go on public exhibition within the next few weeks.

Orange City Council had requested further information from the applicant which it is currently waiting to receive.

Council spokesman Nick Redmond said council first approved a DA for the renovation last year.

“Subsequently, the developer submitted a further application which proposed a much larger scale demolition of the existing building,” he said.

“In July council planning staff made a preliminary assessment of whether there was enough information in the DA for the council to assess it.  

“The applicant has been asked for further information, and it’s expected that information will be provided in the coming weeks.

“Once that more complete DA is lodged, it will be on show for community comment,” he said.

Orange City centre manager Nicole Chapman said she could not comment on the matter, including the heritage components, the construction stages or timing, until council made a decision on the development.

“Once the DA has been approved we will be able to provide further detail,” she said.

The applicant, Alceon Group, had asked Orange City Council for permission to remove virtually the entire building. 

A steel frame would then be constructed to support the preserved Summer Street and Post Office Lane facades, which would not be visible.

The new building would still accommodate the 13 ground-level shops originally included, in addition to Harris Scarfe, a mini-major on the Anson Street side and two kiosk tenancies.