Mulwala is clearly leading the way in the Federation Council when it comes to building developments, with a medical clinic on the latest list of building permits.
Over the last 20 years, expansion of residential, commercial and industrial areas have been more conspicuous in Mulwala than anywhere else in the former Corowa Shire now Federation Council area.
New residential estates, a significant increase in commercial activity in Melbourne Street, continuous improvements at the three licenced clubs and the go-ahead for a 35-lot subdivision to compete the 78-lot Mulwala Business Park are all reflective of Mulwala heading the building statistics.
When it comes to building approvals for each development at council’s monthly meetings, Mulwala usually has the most number and highest dollar value.
The latest figures, revealed at council’s January 23 meeting, are a good example. Of the 32 complying and construction certificates issued since November 2017, 15 were for Mulwala, including both of the new homes approved, one for Colless Street and the other for Wemyss Road.
Among the remaining 13 permits for Mulwala was a medical clinic at 47-53 Melbourne Street. “It’s planning to go beside the pharmacy,” proposed medical clinic owner Walter Brumniach of Melbourne told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.
“It’s a long term project. One doctor has shown interest but we will be seeking more. I’m pleased to hear that locals are interested to have a medical clinic in Mulwala.”
Local builder Riches Homes & Improvements, are expected to build the medical clinic. Mulwala-based Councillor on Federation Council, Andrew Kennedy, welcomed news of a permit for a medical clinic in town.
“It’s good news,” he said. “It’s great to see people who are willing to invest and see the potential in Mulwala. “It’s great to see the town growing.”
Five swimming pools were approved, for Warragong Siding Road, Inglis Street, Roma Grange Road, Kingfisher Drive and Rose Drive.
Other approvals for Mulwala were: additions to a Pimpala Crescent home; balcony renovations, Lang Street; screen fence, Melbourne Street; outdoor leisure area with toilet, Melbourne Street; carport, Romney Street, Bayly Street; garage, Kingfisher Drive.
Nine of the 32 building permits were for Corowa, six for Howlong, one for Rennie and one for Urana.
Alterations and additions to a dwelling in Boat Rock Road Rennie were approved.
Federation Council’s 32 approvals equated to an overall value of $2,164,623.