Rooftop restaurant almost ready to roll

Garry Zauner is to ready to dine out on the rooftop of Northpoint, subject to Albury Council’s approval. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

Garry Zauner is to ready to dine out on the rooftop of Northpoint, subject to Albury Council’s approval. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN

ZAUNER Construction is pressing ahead with plans to create a rooftop restaurant and function centre on Northpoint Tower in Lavington.

The top floor has spectacular 360-degree views over the city and surrounding ranges and across to the Victorian Alps.

The proposed $335,000 additions will be located directly above Zauner’s new corporate headquarters in the $10 million building which opened in the middle of last year.

A development application for the restaurant and function centre is before Albury Council officers and, if approved, will provide another boost for Lavington.

The building’s height of 35 metres won’t change because the internal lifts already go up to the rooftop level.

The function centre will be used mainly by Northpoint Tower’s occupants, including Zauner Construction, which will hold project meetings, seminars, audio visual presentations and staff training and development.

Other occupants include the Lavington Library, WAW Credit Union, UPA and a cafe.

Any food and drink requirements would be met by the existing “Z Café” located on the ground floor of the building and delivered via lift trolley.

The function centre will be open from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 4pm if required on weekends.

The restaurant will be open from 6pm from Wednesday to Sunday, closing at midnight on Friday and Saturday and 10.30pm on other nights.

The existing 147 car parking spaces on site are more than the 94 officially required.

The total area on the top floor is 335 square metres with full-height external windows to be used, matching others in the tower.

One level was trimmed from the original plans for Northpoint in August 2012, but the rooftop was purpose-built to allow for further development at level five.

Leffler Simes Architects designed the tower and Blueprint Planning has submitted the latest plans on behalf of Zauner managing director Garry Zauner.

The library moved into the ground floor in July last year and the former library building in Griffith Road was leased out.

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