Whiskey Distillery And Hotel Milton Approved

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Council has approved a development application for a Whiskey Distillery and Hotel within an existing building located at 25 Finchley Street, Milton.

The subject site is located in the Brewery precinct of the Ithaca District neighbourhood plan/NPP-005, therefore, the proposed Whiskey Distillery use is deemed consistent with the existing uses already established within the locality such as the adjoining XXXX Brewery. 

The Hotel component of the proposal, on the other hand, is considered “compatible with the surrounding low impact industrial uses.” The proposed hours of operation of the Hotel is 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., 7 days a week.

“The proposal involves the refurbishment of the existing commercial/industrial building to create an attractive contemporary commercial building designed to accommodate the proposed Hotel and Distillery. It is anticipated that the proposal will add positively to the built form character of the locality and provide an attractive contemporary building to Finchley Street at this location,” the Planning Initiatives Assessment Report said.

The approved development application will involve the refurbishment of the existing commercial/industrial building, with a total Gross Floor Area of 521.6sqm, to accommodate the proposed use. 

Basement floor plan
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Ground Floor plan
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First Floor plan
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It is proposed that the Whiskey Distillery will occupy an area of 13.5sqm on the ground floor, at the rear area of the building, with the basement area and a portion of the ground floor, with an area of 135.6sqm, to be used for bonded storage. 

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The Whiskey Distillery is expected to produce approximately 10,000 litres of distilled product annually but will not exceed 1 million litres per annum

The Hotel component of the development will include the 22sqm bar area and 82sqm function space on the ground level of the building with the remainder of the ground level space apportioned to the kitchen (12.2sqm) and amenities area (22.8sqm).

It is proposed that the existing building will retain its existing ancillary office, storage, and amenities on the upper level. Under the proposal, the existing to car parking spaces at the site is not intended to be altered.