Mid-Western Regional Council has provided their submission for St Matthew's proposed secondary campus, with the public exhibition period for the project development application wrapping up this week.
The school is planning on building the nine-hectare campus at the Broadhead Road site, as their Lewis Street campus is at capacity.
It will include a chapel, sporting facilities, a multipurpose hall, state of the art, music, and drama facilities as well as purpose-built spaces for vocational education and training (VET), and dedicated hospitality rooms with café facilities.
Council isn't the consent authority for the project, due to it being a State Significant Development, but it does have the opportunity to make a submission.
At their June meeting, the motion to approve the draft submission prepared by staff was carried, with the Councillors voting unanimously.
The report prepared for them, undertook a review of the EIS and associated documentation for the secondary school. Which will enroll up to 680 students and comprise five buildings and associated landscaping works.
In their submission, Council has requested that the specific requirements for the proposed intersection, road and access works in the immediate vicinity of the development site are detailed and submitted to them. And that adequate onsite parking is available.
As well as details on; drainage and flooding; water and sewer services; contributions; construction; signage; and after-hours and weekend use.
"We had a lengthy discussion about this this afternoon about what we think is in the best interest of the community overall," Cr Russell Holden said at the meeting, speaking to the motion.
"And we have the upmost confidence that staff will come up with an adequate submission on this. And I would like to thank staff on their work to date."