Servo plan fuels residents’ anger
PLANS for a fuel station opposite Old Nursery Park have raised alarm among Yanchep residents.
The City of Wanneroo has invited submissions on plans for the BP convenience store and two showrooms on the corner of Yanchep Beach Road and Newman Road.
Newman Road resident Mel Atarau said the traffic generated would be a big issue for families with children and was concerned a traffic assessment was not based on the latest population figures of Yanchep and Two Rocks.
The mother of three said if the fuel station was built, it would not be safe for her seven-year-old daughter to ride a bike to school.
Bob Figg said if there was a fire at the fuel station, it could require evacuation of the Bethanie Beachside aged care facility and Yanchep Lagoon Primary School, which were located on the other side of the park.
Online readers suggested Two Rocks would be a better location for a fuel station as that suburb had none, while Yanchep had three.
The consultation period will close on September 11.
Visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au for more information.