Coun­cil op­poses new servo

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS - STU­ART CUM­MING stu­art.cum­ming@sc­news.com.au

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.

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