Fuel station plans drive agenda
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.