Planning application at 211 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, WA, 6016
Jan. 19, 2017, 1:20 a.m.
One drive past this location will provide you with sufficient understanding to oppose this Application!!
By way of background, in 2007 – Council rejected a proposed drive-through bottle shop on the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and Egina Street, based on very similar traffic congestion, traffic safety, and community concerns. This provides Council with an important precedent, with the petrol station being of a similar ‘drive-through’ nature, located on the same stretch of SBRoad and 100 metres closer to a school with a current population of 830 children.
Of most concern is the traffic volumes of cars entering and exiting the proposed station AND the 'semi-trailer fuel tankers' which would need to service that site - within approx. 75 metres of the Primary School and 20 meters of a Daycare Centre. This will significantly impact an already congested and 'blind spot' section of Scarborough Beach Road, and pose significant risk to children and parents with the proximity to the these important community services.
This application contains major planning limitations and safety concerns and should be rejected by Council.
From Stephanie Glynn to local councillor Emma Michelle Cole
Thank you for providing feedback on the development application. I am also 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 That application was withdrawn prior to making it to Council for determination.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. 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 and concerned residents about the application.
Emma Cole Councillor - North Ward City of Vincent
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