Claremont Meadows could soon be home to a 24-hour Starbucks, Oporto and KFC.
Slated for vacant land on the Great Western Highway just west of McDonald’s, the $4.5 million Development Application (DA) was lodged with Penrith Council earlier this week.
Plans for the fast-food hub include three eat-in premises, dedicated drive thru lanes, 77 car spaces and 24-hour trading.
If successful, the proposal would serve up Penrith’s third Starbucks, with the American coffee house already trading at Westfield and a newly-established food hub on Castlereagh Road, North Penrith.
Similarly, Oporto has premises at Westfield, North Penrith and Glenmore Park, while the proposal would take the city’s KFC count to nine.
It would be the first 24-hour offering in the Penrith Local Government Area for all three chains, the Weekender understands.
“The proposed three food and drink premises operation located at 578 Great Western Highway, Claremont Meadows will provide a well-designed, modern facility compliant with relevant environmental standards and guidelines,” the Statement of Environment Effects states.
“The proposed development aims to provide convenient food and drink services to pass by trade along the Great Western Highway and residents located within proximity of the site.”
Entry and exit will be off the Great Western Highway, while the 1.08ha site is expected to be subdivided into two lots, with the second lot the subject of a future DA.
Alena Higgins is the Weekender’s Senior News Reporter, primarily covering courts and Council issues.