A proposed child care centre at Colo Vale is one step closer.
Councillors voted on a development application (DA) for the demolition of an existing dwelling and shed and the development of a child care centre at 71 to 73 Colo Vale at the ordinary council meeting on Wednesday night.
The recommendation was that councillors approved the DA, subject to conditions of consent.
This includes addressing stormwater management measures, erosion and sediment control measures and noise control measures.
Councillors and members of the public spoke for and against the development.
Those against raised concerns about increased traffic, noise and increased demands on the amenities of the village.
Those in favour of approving the development application argued that the centre was a community service and similar centres did not affect traffic, noise levels or amenities.
Councillors voted in favour of the DA six votes to one.
Councillor Ian Scandrett voted against.
Councillors Larry Whipper and Peter Nelson were absent from the ordinary meeting.
According to the DA, the child care centre will accommodate up to 66 children (being 16 children 0-2 years; 20 children 2-3 years; 30 children 3-5 years), and out of school hours care for up to 30 children, operating 7am to 6pm from Monday to Friday.
The child care centre building will include four indoor play rooms, two outdoor play areas, kitchen amenities and staff areas.
The centre will employ 11 staff members, in both full-time and part-time capacities.