Planning application at 211 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, WA, 6016

Janice Wright sent a message to Emma Michelle Cole.

To
Emma Michelle Cole
From
Janice Wright
Subject
Planning application at 211 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, WA, 6016
Date
Jan. 25, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
As a resident of Buxton Street with 3 young children at Mt Hawthorn Primary School, I know how chaotic the corner of Buxton St and Scarborough Beach Road gets every morning and every afternoon with parents dropping kids to MHPS and to Mulberry Tree daycare on the corner. It is a sea of distracted kids, escaped toddlers, kids on bikes and scooters, and adding a petrol station, which will attract high volumes of car traffic to that situation, would increase the accident risk at that corner. I personally am anxious at the thought of having to get my 3 kids to school past the added in-and-out traffic at that corner and suspect more parents will end up driving their kids to school to avoid that route.
In addition, a petrol station does not fit the aesthetic that Mt Hawthorn residents enjoy. We live here because of the parks, coffee shops, family friendly restaurants, and accessibility to everything by foot, bike, scooter. A petrol station so close to schools and the Scarborough Beach Road cafe strip completely undermines the efforts that have been made to make the area vibrant, beautiful and safe. It belongs down the road in Osborne Park, not in the heart of our community.

From Janice Wright to local councillor Emma Michelle Cole

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Janice Wright posted this message to you on PlanningAlerts in response to the following planning application.

Your reply, and any other response to this email, will be sent to Janice Wright and posted on the PlanningAlerts website publicly.

Planning Application for 211 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, WA, 6016

Description: Proposed Demolition of Existing Buildings Construction of Service Station and Shop

Read more and see what others have to say here:
https://www.planningalerts.org.au/applications/768928?utm_campaign=view-application&utm_medium=email&utm_source=councillor-notifications

Best wishes,

PlanningAlerts
From
Emma Michelle Cole
Date
Jan. 26, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Dear Janice

Thank you for your comment.

I share community concern over the location of the proposed service station and will not support the proposal. I understand it once was a motorbike repair shop with petrol bowsers, but this is the past and not the future. A service station would not be a good outcome considering proximity to a high population primary school and the childcare centre with its outdoor playspace facing to the street.

I am surprised to see an application for a service station at this location. A recent development for a car wash on the same site caused very similar community concerns around traffic safety and was withdrawn prior to making it to Council for determination.

The development application is an "AA" use which requires Council to exercise discretion, rather than simply being a permitted use. Council Members don't have a role in determining which, and when, applications are advertised, as this function is carried out by Administration who are obligated to advertise development applications prior to making a recommendation to Council.

I'll ask the Vincent Development Services staff when this application is likely to be considered by Council, and will let you know. I would be very happy to meet with concerned residents about the application.

Best regards

Emma Cole
Councillor - North Ward
City of Vincent

Tel: 0407 427 588
Web: www.vincent.wa.gov.au<http://www.vincent.wa.gov.au>

On 26 Jan 2017, at 7:22 am, Janice Wright <<mailto:>> wrote:

As a resident of Buxton Street with 3 young children at Mt Hawthorn Primary School, I know how chaotic the corner of Buxton St and Scarborough Beach Road gets every morning and every afternoon with parents dropping kids to MHPS and to Mulberry Tree daycare on the corner. It is a sea of distracted kids, escaped toddlers, kids on bikes and scooters, and adding a petrol station, which will attract high volumes of car traffic to that situation, would increase the accident risk at that corner. I personally am anxious at the thought of having to get my 3 kids to school past the added in-and-out traffic at that corner and suspect more parents will end up driving their kids to school to avoid that route.
In addition, a petrol station does not fit the aesthetic that Mt Hawthorn residents enjoy. We live here because of the parks, coffee shops, family friendly restaurants, and accessibility to everything by foot, bike, scooter. A petrol station so close to schools and the Scarborough Beach Road cafe strip completely undermines the efforts that have been made to make the area vibrant, beautiful and safe. It belongs down the road in Osborne Park, not in the heart of our community.

From Janice Wright to local councillor Emma Michelle Cole

=========================================================================

Janice Wright posted this message to you on PlanningAlerts in response to the following planning application.

Your reply, and any other response to this email, will be sent to Janice Wright and posted on the PlanningAlerts website publicly.

Planning Application for 211 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, WA, 6016

Description: Proposed Demolition of Existing Buildings Construction of Service Station and Shop

Read more and see what others have to say here:
https://www.planningalerts.org.au/applications/768928?utm_campaign=view-application&utm_medium=email&utm_source=councillor-notifications

Best wishes,

PlanningAlerts
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