New Ser­vice Sta­tion in Glenorie?

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Front Page -

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.

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