BASSENDEAN will be home to a $2.1 million convenience store and petrol station after the Metropolitan Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) approved its application on Monday.
Franchise business 7-Eleven submitted a development application for a store on Lot 25, 300 Collier Road to the Metropolitan Central JDAP in March.
Bassendean council supported the JDAP officer’s recommendation to approve the application, subject to conditions at the April 26 council meeting.
The applicant, Planning Solutions, wanted to increase the maximum height of the signage from 6m to 8m, drop the development bond from $42,000 to $10,000 and delete fuel delivery restrictions from the Town’s conditions.
Planning Solutions senior planner Scott Vincent said landscape, parking, access ways and screen walls works would not cost $42,000.
“In my experience, the bonds are about $10,000…$40,000 is the highest I’ve encountered,” he said.
Town planning officer Dylan Stokes said the Town’s local planning policy required a developer to lodge a bond worth 2 per cent of the entire development cost.
Mr Stokes said the Town amended the height of the signage based on JDAP’s previous amendment for similar convenience store signage in the City of Swan.
Mr Stokes said time restrictions, of 7am to 9am and 3pm to 7pm on weekdays, for trucks delivering fuel was compliant with traffic conditions and prevented “dangerous manoeuvres”.