Fuel sta­tion plans drive agenda

Joondalup Weekender - - News - Lucy Jarvis

AP­PLI­CA­TIONS for fuel sta­tions in Wan­neroo and Yanchep are on agen­das for two sep­a­rate Metro North­West De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel meet­ings within the next week.

The panel is sched­uled to con­sider rec­om­men­da­tions to ap­prove a $10.5 mil­lion pro­posal on Wan­neroo Road to­day and a $2 mil­lion pro­posal on the cor­ner of New­man and Yanchep Beach roads on Mon­day.

The Wan­neroo pro­posal, lodged by Ur­bis on be­half of landown­ers Lakewide and Bowra and O’dea, in­cludes a drive-through food out­let and two show­rooms as well as the United con­ve­nience store.

A re­port by City of Wan­neroo staff said it was scaled down from the orig­i­nal ap­pli­ca­tion, which also in­cluded a child­care cen­tre, med­i­cal cen­tre and self­s­tor­age units.

The panel pre­vi­ously de­ferred mak­ing a de­ci­sion in July so the ap­pli­cant could con­sider a wet­land man­age­ment plan and the de­vel­op­ment’s re­la­tion­ship to Yel­lagonga Re­gional Park.

The re­port said the mod­i­fied pro­posal for the 6133sq m site was 100m from the park, so it did not af­fect the 50m wet­land buf­fer for Lake Joon­dalup.

The Yanchep pro­posal re­lates to a BP store and two show­rooms. The City re­ceived 169 sub­mis­sions dur­ing pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion, with 152 ob­ject­ing to it, as well as a 297-sig­na­ture pe­ti­tion against the de­vel­op­ment.

The main is­sues raised in the sub­mis­sions in­cluded the in­ap­pro­pri­ate­ness of the pro­posed land uses, po­ten­tial amenity and safety im­pacts, and in­creased traf­fic.

The City con­tacted the Ed­u­ca­tion De­part­ment for com­ment on the dis­tance be­tween the site and Yanchep Beach Pri­mary School.

“The De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion ad­vised that the buf­fer dis­tance be­tween the sub­ject site and the school was suf­fi­cient and had no ob­jec­tion to the pro­posal,” a re­port on the Novem­ber 19 meet­ing agenda said.

The re­port rec­om­mend­ing ap­proval said two pre­vi­ous ap­pli­ca­tions for a fuel sta­tion at the site re­ceived plan­ning ap­proval in 1990 and 2010.

They both lapsed be­cause con­struc­tion had not started.

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