New Service Station in Glenorie?
Residents may have noticed that the redevelopment of the site of the old service station on the corner of Old Northern Road and Whites Road has commenced.
The site at 912-914 Old Northern Road is approximately 2 hectares (20,000m2) Previously the site had been used as a bulk fuel storage depot and service station. The land had become contaminated with petrol spillage and in past years remediation work had been carried out. In 2015 the land owner applied to Council for the rezoning of the land from RU6 Transition to Light Industrial IN2. This has now been approved. One of the points cited in the application was a report from CM Jewell & Associates P/L, that the Contamination Site Audit recommended the site was only suitable for industrial/ commercial purposes. The current RU6 zoning allowed for uses such as dwellings and home-based child-care centres which were considered to be unsuitable due to the remnants of contamination. The full application can be found on the Hills Shire Council Website, Application No 2/2015/PLP.
Although no concept plans for the future development had been submitted with the rezoning application, the rezoning does facilitate the redevelopment of the site for uses such as a new service station on the Old Northern Road frontage and light industrial development to the rear of the site. The site has a maximum possible floor space ratio of 7,500m2 but in reality, this will be less due to parking requirements and set back. Estimated jobs for the site are 107. The site has a 10m height restriction and trading hours for the businesses operating within the industrial centre will be from 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday (this could be varied for a service station operation). Access points to the area will be via Old Northern Road and Whites Road.
A recent search of new applications for this land showed no results, so we now await the submission of the new development application to see what type of development is proposed.