Plans for a new 1300 square metre supermarket in Baranduda have been released to the public.
The Wodonga Council planning amendment, which is open to public submissions until January 10, outlines the proposed "neighbourhood convenience centre" at the corner of Verbena Street and Arnica Circuit.
The 5206 square metre block, which is across from the Baranduda Primary School and behind the Baranduda General Store, will be turned into a supermarket with 72 car spaces if plans go ahead.
And some residents are backing the plan saying it is "about time" the town got a supermarket to service the growing community.
The plans were released for council to hear from affected residents around the area with a recommendation by council to rezone the land from residential to mixed use.
The building backs on to the community centre and has two entrances to the carpark from Verbena Street.
Baranduda resident Catherine Marmo told The Border Mail the general store isn't big enough for the population.
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"I am 100 per cent behind the new supermarket," she said.
"Baranduda is growing with working families.
"Our current convenience store isn't providing the local community and many people go into Wodonga for groceries."
The plans also outline pedestrian path upgrades, landscaping, a recessed loading dock and three bike rails.
Simon and Amanda Swift have been living in Baranduda for three years and believe the new supermarket won't impact on existing businesses.
"We are both supportive of the supermarket and believe Baranduda has now reached a size that would support an IGA supermarket," they told The Border Mail.
"We will still continue to support the general store and don't believe this will impact on existing business in town and believe if designed appropriately this will be a great benefit to the town and set up a great town precinct for the community to enjoy."
General store owner Mel Grealy told The Border Mail in September she would object to a supermarket, as it was a poor location with only a single road in-and-out, past a school, that would lead to traffic bottlenecks.
And said "there's no way" her business would survive the supermarket competition.
A post on the Baranduda Community Notices Facebook page by Ms Marmo about the plans sparked debate about increased traffic in the area, whether trucks would be able to turn around and if the supermarket would be an IGA.
Submissions must be made in writing to council chief Mark Dixon.
More information is available on Wodonga Council's website.