BATHURST Regional Council is set to give the green light to Joss Constructions to transform the former Dairy Farmers site in the central business district.
Earlier this year, Joss submitted a development application to council seeking to redevelop the site for multiple uses, including office/business premises, food and drink/retail premises, and serviced apartments.
The DA also requests permission for the adaptive reuse of the historic brewing tower as a dwelling house and a five-lot subdivision.
A new report on the DA will be presented to Wednesday's council meeting, and it recommends council grant consent for the development to go ahead.
However, this is subject to more than 30 conditions.
A number of these are in relation to heritage, to ensure that items like the historic tower are not damaged in the process of redevelopment.
One of the conditions is that the developer must prepare, lodge and implement an interpretation strategy that outlines how the built and social history of the site is to be interpreted.
This must be submitted to council before a construction certificate is issued.
An issue raised during the public exhibition of the DA was around the car parking available, particularly as the development is proposed to be constructed in stages.
To ensure there is enough parking, council wants the basement parking area and podium associated the food and drink/retail building built as part of the construction of the serviced apartments, if not beforehand.
"Fifteen of the 22 parking spaces within the food and drink/retail parking area are to be made available for the use of guests of the serviced apartments, making a total of 61 spaces available on site for the use of the serviced apartments," the report reads.
As the serviced apartments require a minimum of 67 parking spaces, a Section 94 contribution to council of $110,992.80 will need to be made in lieu of six spaces.
The report also lays out conditions to mitigate the noise impact of vehicles passing 172 Howick Street, which has been said to be the property that will be most affected by the development.
This includes constructing a fence on the boundary line, an internal speed limit of 10 kilometres per hour or less within the development and a smooth exit driveway.
Council has also requested that privacy screening be installed on windows of the served apartment building that overlook surrounding residential properties.
Councillors will have the opportunity to discuss the DA prior to making a decision on Wednesday.