IGA fight re-kindled
THE Town of Victoria Park has again voiced its concerns about the Carlisle IGA being replaced by a Hungry Jack’s and 7-Eleven service station and convenience store.
The latest chapter of the long-running saga took place at a special electors meeting on April 3 when the council unanimously voted against the proposal before it goes to the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) on April 18.
Among the issues brought up by the council about the development was its impact on the amenity of the area, noise, odours and traffic concerns.
A large group of residents met at the IGA and were driven to the meeting by bus, where they spoke against the development, similar to last year when the council voted against the proposal before it went to the panel.
The JDAP refused developer Peter Webb and Associates’ plans in May 2017 following concerns about traffic.
After the developers appealed to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on behalf of the site owner Universal Enterprises Pty Ltd, the JDAP was ordered to reconsider its decision.
A community campaign to Save Carlisle IGA garnered 6000 signatures last year and a petition this year received more than 3000.
Teressa Thai, whose family owns the Carlisle IGA, told the Southern Gazette last month that the situation about been tough for them but they were hoping the JDAP would knock back the plans again.
In 2013, the council was able to stop a Dan Murphy’s liquor store being built.