The Jackson Court Activity Centre looks likely to be revitalised with the construction of a supermarket if a buyer can be found who will pay an estimated $12 to $15 million dollars. However, it may not happen any time soon if the property is sold because the permit expiry conditions are written in such a way they could allow a new owner to delay commencement of construction indefinitely.
knows who.”, writes “Amelia“, “we were told by a councillor that if we did not support the development, as it was presented to council, we would not get our supermarket”. “When the amendment was approved, we were told that construction would start late last year but now we hear that the plans have been altered without notifying the public.
An article in the Manningham Leader, on the 13th of April 2015 had reported that the five storey multi use development had been advertised for sale as “the development opportunity of the year” but owner Mr Mimmo said the property was not for sale at that stage and had been listed on an agent’s website without his knowledge.
The following conditions apply for the expiry date of the permit
This permit will expire if any one of the following circumstances apply:
The development is not started within four (4) years of the date of the issue of this permit;
The development is not completed within six (6) years of the date of this permit;
The use is not commenced within six (6) years of the date of this permit.
But here is the kicker..
But the responsible Authority may extend these times if a request is made in writing before the permit expires or within six months afterwards.
DEVELOP THE SIGNATURE PIECE OF DONCASTER’S POPULAR JACKSON COURT SHOPPING CENTRE
3-11 MITCHELL STREET, DONCASTER EAST
– Highly strategic 3,661sqm* landholding in the heart of Doncaster East
– Permit approved for a 5 level mixed use development. Plans include;
– 69 apartments
– 1,151sqm* top floor hospitality venue, suiting conversion to 13* additional apartments (STCA)
– 2,259sqm* ground level retail across 4 tenancies, including supermarket site
– Existing improvements and short-term income
– Adjoining highly regarded Jackson Court Shopping Centre, featuring an array of cafes, restaurants, and other service retail
– Outstanding CBD linkage via the Eastern Freeway, with access 1.2kms* to the south via Wetherby Road
– Close to educational institutions including Doncaster Secondary College and Doncaster Gardens Primary School, plus parks and reserve.