A liquor license application by Yarragon Cafe Fozigobble will be considered by Baw Baw councillors tonight.
Image: Yarragon’s Fozigobble cafe. Source: Fozigobble/Facebook.
The 79 Princes Highway venue does not presently have a license, but has held one in the past.
Documents prepared by Baw Baw officers for councillor consideration state the venue’s proposed hours were 7am to midnight on every day except Anzac Day, when hours would be 12pm to midnight.
“The proposed licensed trading hours… for Sunday are considered unreasonable given the site’s close proximity to residential dwellings,” officers wrote.
Instead, officers have suggested councillors approve the following hours:
- Indoor seating: between 8am to midnight
- Outdoor seating: between 9am and 11pm
Good Friday and Anzac Day:
- Indoor seating: between 12pm to 11pm
- Outdoor seating: between 12pm and 11pm
All other days:
- Indoor seating: between 7am to midnight
- Outdoor seating: between 7am and 11pm
“The application is considered to be generally consistent with the State Planning Policy Framework and the Local Planning Policy Framework, including the Municipal Strategic Statement and local planning policies, the provisions of the Commercial 1 zone, and the decision guidelines at Clause 65.01 of the scheme,” the documents state.
The proposed red line area, which defines where alcohol can be served and consumed, “will encompass the interior of the food and drinks premises, outdoor garden area, outdoor paved area and verandah areas.”
“A maximum of 75 patrons can be accommodated on site at any one time.”
Baw Baw Shire states no objections to the proposed liquor license have been received, and that on-site signage and direct mail delivered to adjacent landowners/occupiers have kept the community informed.
Councillors will meet in Trafalgar tonight to consider the application.
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