Council opposes new servo
AN INDEPENDENT Coast service station will maintain its hold over a busy tourist precinct after a competitor’s application to build nearby was refused.
Sunshine Coast Council gave 11 reasons for opposing a new service station and takeaway food outlet on Frizzo Rd, about 500m north of the Aussie World complex, at Palmview.
Site owner Ian Ensbey said he was surprised, given the growth of the area.
“For me it means I possibly can’t sell my land,” Mr Ensbey said.
Council’s principal development planners reported that the development did not comply with rural zoning, tourist, scenic, business use, landscape and nuisance codes.
“There are insufficient grounds to justify the approval of the proposed development approval despite the conflicts with the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme,” the report said.
They found it would have a detrimental impact on the nearby Aussie World Garage service station.
The application was lodged by development firm Lanskey Contructions, which has previously built a range of service stations including BP and Freedom Fuels facilities. They declined to comment.
There were six public submissions received against the development and one for, although it was deemed to have not been properly made.
Aussie World Garage owner Steve Amos said a petition in his store against the development gathered about 1200 signatures.
“Obviously, as far as we are concerned, council has made the right decision,” Mr Amos said.