The proposal included modifications to the existing tavern with an enlarged kitchen, courtyards and family-style bistro, a 734sq m Dan Murphy’s liquor store, offices on a second storey and 123 car parking bays.
Maylands MLA Lisa Baker said the decision was a win for the Maylands community.
‘This development did not have the full support of the local council or the Maylands Residents and Ratepayers Association,’ she said.
‘At the heart of the matter was the tavern’s bid to include an expansion of its liquor store, turning it into a much larger Dan Murphy’s liquor outlet.
‘However, the electorate does not need another destination discount liquor outlet when it is already adequately serviced by seven liquor shops in the area.’
Ms Baker said discounted liquor did not promote responsible use of alcohol.
‘The DAP’s decision to reject the Woolworths proposal was based on planning laws but I applaud the Maylands Residents and Ratepayers Association for their presentation to the DAP in opposition to the liquor store aspect of the proposal.’
The Eastern Reporter contacted Woolworths for comment but did not receive a response before deadline.