THE future looks bright for Glenray Industries, with the former site set to be restored.
A development application (DA) was submitted to Bathurst Regional Council on July 16, proposing to construct a new commercial laundry on the site.
Glenray's commercial laundry was destroyed by fire in the early hours of May 5.
The fire was later deemed accidental by investigators.
Within days of the fire, operations were able to resume out of the former St Catherine's Nursing Home premises on Busby Street.
According to the statement of environmental effects, prepared by Brett Moulds Design and Drafting, the proposed rebuild would be carried out in two stages.
"The first and most important being the laundry facility with supporting offices and staff amenities," the report said.
"The second stage includes the expansion of the office space, which will provide additional amenities.
"Timing for this is undetermined but will be documented in an additional council approval process at the appropriate time."
While the development would increase the capacity of the laundry operations, no additional staff would be employed.
Currently, Glenray has four internal staff, 35 supported employees and six drivers.
The hours of operation would also remain unchanged.
"The redevelopment of the site will give the opportunity to incorporate current building practices and materials, along with more efficient equipment both in terms of environmental considerations and output," the SoEE said.
"This in turn provides the ability to increase deliverable volume from 30 to 35 tonne per week to potentially 50 tonne per week without the need to expand hours of work."
Last month, Glenray also received a $10,000 grant from the NSW Government to be put towards purchasing new equipment.
The site of Glenray’s commercial laundry, at 359 Stewart Street, is in the process of being demolished and cleared, however existing sheds on the site that weren’t damaged in the fire will remain in place.
The DA for the proposed rebuild on the site will go before councillors for determination at a future council meeting.