CANNING VALE retirement village residents will submit a petition to the State Government in an attempt to overturn an approved petrol station less than 50m from their homes.
Jacaranda Gardens residents living on Birnam Road overwhelmingly objected to a Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) decision to approve the 24-hour convenience store with fuel pumps across the road.
The convenience store is part of a wider redevelopment of the site on the corner of Nicholson and Birnam roads, which includes a two-storey tavern, doctor’s consultation rooms and an office block.
Residents have contacted Southern River MLA Terry Healy and have organised a petition which Mr Healy will present in parliament early next week.
Mr Healy said he sympathised with the residents concerns about the potential impact of the development.
“The best chance of this being defeated was at that JDAP and I said if that wasn’t the case, then we needed to have a chat about what to do next,” he said.
“A petition in parliament which we would then forward to the JDAP group and to the owners, it doesn’t guarantee them a win, but it puts public pressure on it.”
Birnam Road residents previously told Community News they were worried traffic would significantly increase as the site’s only exit was via their street and they were unhappy about the close proximity of the fuel pumps to their homes.