Eden Hill: Residents urged to comment on proposed petrol station next to Eden Hill Primary School

Eden Hill Primary School
Eden Hill Primary School

BASSENDEAN Council will consider a controversial proposed petrol station and convenience store next to Eden Hill Primary School at the September 25 meeting.

Vibe Petroleum has proposed three fuel bowsers, a convenience store, signage and 12 car bays at 72 Walter Road East in Bassendean.

One 9m concrete crossover to Marion Street and one 10m concrete crossover to Walter Road East have also been proposed.

The subject site was historically used as a service station but in recent years it had been used for an advertising billboard.

The council will make a recommendation to the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel, which will make the final decision on the proposal.

About 115 people, including parents and residents, have joined the No Fuel Near Eden Hill Primary public Facebook group, with many of them lodging objections to the Town of Bassendean.

The Town is seeking public submissions until 5pm on September 18.

Group member and concerned resident Jessica Feichtinger said the proposed station would pose health risks and impact the road safety in the area.

“Bassendean and the surrounding areas are really starting to get a lovely community feeling…a fuel station in the middle of that next to a school will certainly diminish this,” she said.

“There is already a large number of accidents that have occurred at the traffic lights.

“Additional traffic that a petrol station will bring in will no doubt increase the likelihood of accidents occurring and even increase the risk for school students travelling to and from school.”

Residents can provide written feedback via post to PO Box 87, Bassendean WA 6934, in person at 35 Old Perth Rd, Bassendean, via email to mail@bassendean.wa.gov.au or online at https://www.yoursay.bassendean.wa.gov.au/