A PROPOSED $2.1 million convenience store and petrol station in Bassendean could soon be a reality after Bassendean Council supported the application at last week’s council meeting.
Franchise business 7-Eleven submitted a development application for a store on Lot 25, 300 Collier Road to the Metropolitan Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) in March.
The proposal included four petrol bowsers, nine parking bays, signage, landscaping and a service bay with air and water facilities.
Two staff members would be employed at any given time and offer retail sales.
The council backed the Metropolitan Central JDAP’s recommendation to approve the proposal, subject to conditions.
Conditions included no products being stored outside of the building, a $42,000 development bond being lodged with the council to ensure the satisfactory completion of all works and the inclusion of public art.
Another condition was that the premises not be occupied until all conditions had been fulfilled to the satisfaction of the Town’s staff.
7-Eleven corporate affairs general manager Clayton Ford said there was good traffic flow and consumer footfall on Collier Road.
“This site was selected as it exhibits key convenience store/service station attributes such as the nearby residential market, suitable passing vehicle traffic, good access and exposure,” he said.
“We hope to have the site developed and operating as soon as is practical following all the required approvals.
Mr Ford said 7-Eleven’s continued expansion in WA would provide growth in new locations and serve the needs of local communities.
The Metropolitan Central JDAP meeting has yet to be determined.