THE Barossa Valley Cheese Company in Angaston has received the go ahead from the Barossa Council’s Development Assessment Panel to expand their current facilities.
Their application will now be assessed by the Development of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) who will have the final say if the development will proceed.
Victoria McClurg, Proprietor/Manager of The Barossa Valley Cheese Company was glad to see her application get approved by council but said she was disappointed with how long it took.
“Planning and development for me has been incredibly frustrating,” Ms McClerg said. “For us it has cost us in time, we planned on build in December, and it has cost us money.”
Her thoughts were echoed by Stephan Knoll, Liberal candidate for Schubert during his visit to her store last Wednesday while on a tour of the Light and Schubert electorates.
“We need to look at ways to simplify this process,” Mr Knoll said about the development application process.
“This is one of those things where I would hate to see a development like this lost because of red tape.”
If the DPTI approves The Barossa Valley Cheese Company’s application the company’s production room and retail shop will expand giving the store the opportunity to offer more different kinds of cheese to the public and having a bigger tourism offering.
As part of the expansion people who visit the store will be able to watch a live feed of the cheese getting made in the production room and Ms McClerg is hopeful that The Barossa Valley Cheese Company will also be able to start exporting their products once the expansion is complete.