The Whittlesea Leader local newspaper has thrown up another gem in the public notices section with the public notification of the application for a planning permit to construct a new Costco in Epping.
The public notice (which can be viewed below) suggests the Costco will be similar to the Docklands and the upcoming Ringwood stores with one point of difference… this site will have a Costco petrol station attached to it. 12 months ago Costco flagged an interest to muscle in on the petrol market here in Australia and this appears to be the first in Melbourne and possibly the first in Australia.
The public notice also identifies the location of the site. It will be positioned behind the McDonalds at the intersection of Childs Road and High Street. The Costco site will also connect the dividing road between Northern Hospital and Epping Plaza to Deveny Road which will be extended / developed from its current position. The public notice also suggests the site will affect 531 High Street which is the existing car wreckers yard next door to The Manor Reception Centre however there is no mention with regards to an entry or exit via this land. I have mapped out a rough map that shows what possibly could be the total site area based on the information in the public notice.