Waurn Ponds shopping precinct overhaul plans
January 4, 2023 / 11:52 pm
A major overhaul has been proposed for Waurn Ponds with major fast food outlets, a petrol station, childcare and 24 hour gym on the cards.
The $14m development includes a six-lot development and is titled “Grovedale Village” to sit on the corner of Colac Road and Rossack Drive, near the Waurn Ponds Police Station.
Included in the development would be a new KFC outlet, a Taco Bell and Starbucks store, as well as Night Owl Fuel, a branded Shell service station.
In the proposed plans, the project is predicted to deliver nearly $10m in sales once operational in 2024.
The plans also show a KFC drive-through lane would cater for nine cars at once, exceeding the recommended capacity for “high turnover facilities with a single booth”.
Traffic modelling shows an average delay of 6 seconds for the northern area of the development, which falls under the “excellent” rating in terms of traffic flow during AM and PM peaks.
Public consultation with the City of Greater Geelong closes Saturday January 7.
Images: Supplied [City of Greater Geelong Development Application]