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Concerns over Cobram bottle shop

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February 16, 2017

Locals who are concerned about the development of a drive-through bottle shop in Cobram are being urged to attend a public meeting this week.

A meeting has been arranged for Friday with State Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy, who is also Shadow Regional Development Minister.

The proposal, for a BWS drive-through liquor store, is planned for a parcel of land on the corner of Queen and High streets, which is zoned as a Commercial 1 area by council.

Resident Judi Burke has been campaigning against the development and urged people to go along and have their say.

She said Mr McCurdy would be there to listen to concerns and issues regarding the development.

‘‘He wants to know about the concerns the community has,’’ she said.

It’s understood an application is currently before the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation for the premises.

A permit was approved by Moira Shire Council at a meeting in September, with councillors voting five to three in favour.

More than 700 signatures have been collected in protest.

●The meeting will be held at 3.30pm on Friday at the Cobram Hotel, upstairs in the Piano Bar.

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