Planning application at 211 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, WA, 6016
Jan. 19, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
Any consideration being made to the extreme traffic congestion multiple cars, semi trailer re-fuelling trucks and the proximaty of this site to a primary school with +700 kids AND a day care centre? Scarborough beach road has been narrowed to promote safety for cyclists, people and motorists - how can this proposal possibly maintain that safety?! This position on Scarborough beach road would surely have to be one of the worst possible for this use!
Come on council, do your job and reject this absurd proposal.
From Jae Smith to local councillor Emma Michelle Cole
Thank you for your feedback. I share community concerns about the location of the proposed service station and do not think this is the right land use for this site. It once was a service station, but that is no longer a good outcome considering proximity to a high population primary school and the childcare centre with its outdoor playspace facing to the street. That, as well as the changing nature of the Scarborough Beach Road corridor.
I am surprised to see an application for a petrol 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recent development for a car wash on the same site caused very similar community concerns around traffic safety and was withdrawn prior to making it to Council for determination.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. 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.