Planning application at 211 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, WA, 6016
Jan. 18, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
As a City of Vincent rate payer and resident of Mount Hawthorn I do not support the proposed petrol station at the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and Buxton Street. Scarborough Beach Road has been narrowed to reduce the impact of traffic and make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians. A petrol station in the vicinity of the childcare centre and Mount Hawthorn primary school would surely be hazardous for children and parents. There are 4 petrol stations a 3km radius around Mount Hawthorn. The petrol station at the corner of The Boulevarde was not viable and closed many years ago. There is no logical reason for a new petrol station to be reintroduced to the area.
From Kara Shead to local councillor Emma Michelle Cole
Thank you for your feedback on the development application. I am surprised to see an application for a petrol station at this location. The recent development for a car wash on the same site caused very similar community concerns around traffic and proximity to both the childcare centre and Mt Hawthorn Primary School. That application was withdrawn prior to making it to Council for determination.
The site was once a service station, but transitioned away from that to become a shop with alfresco eating area as Mt Hawthorn Fresh. Unfortunately, that business didn't continue but I would prefer to see a similar use and I agree that a service station is not suitable in this location due to the issues raised.
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. As mentioned in my response to Stephanie Calder, I'll ask the Vincent Development Services staff when this application is likely to be considered by Council, and will let you know. At that time, I would be very happy to meet with you, Stephanie and other concerned residents about the application.
Emma Cole Councillor - North Ward City of Vincent
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