Koroit is one step closer to having more than 60 new unmetered and unrestricted car parks.
The new car park is part of the redevelopment of Daly's IGA supermarket in Koroit's Commercial Road, which Moyne Shire Council this week agreed to contribute to financially.
Councillors unanimously voted to contribute 50 per cent of the car park construction costs during Tuesday's ordinary council meeting.
The council will provide up to $166,750.
Daly's IGA partner Mick Daly told the meeting the development would feature 66 car spaces, two disabled parks and an ATM.
He said the car spaces would be under lights, unmetered and unrestricted.
"This is going to benefit the community across the board," Mr Daly said.
He said the car park could be utilised at night by those attending the Koroit Theatre or visiting the "Lygon end of Commercial Road" to eat out at local restaurants and cafes.
He said the development would also lead to less cars having to park along Commercial Road.
The supermarket redevelopment is expected to create approximately 60 jobs and will provide a new public toilet block and free in-store WIFI.
Moyne Shire mayor Daniel Meade said a contribution from council made "perfect sense".
"I know there's been issues of unavailability of car parks in Koroit," he said.
"This will certainly add to this. There is no doubt the supermarket (redevelopment) will get strong support, providing 60 jobs to the shire."
Cr Jordan Lockett said the redevelopment was "fantastic" for Moyne and the Koroit community.
Cr Colin Ryan said the project was "many years in the planning".
He said the Daly family had been in Koroit for over 100 years and he was looking forward to the "magnificent project which is about to get underway".
"When you consider Koroit's changing demographic, with many young families moving out here, it is a great development to happen in this time," Cr Ryan said.
"With the Daly family making available that car park right in the centre of town, and with no metered parking and then saying it is available for the wider community to use, it's a great achievement for the family and one council, I think, is very happy to support."
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