Cockburn Council rejects petrol station plans for Clontarf Road again

The area of dispute is the old KFC building on the corner of Clontarf Road and Carrington Street.
The area of dispute is the old KFC building on the corner of Clontarf Road and Carrington Street.

HAMILTON Hill locals battling to stop a petrol station being built near their homes received some relief at Cockburn’s ordinary council meeting this month, with council again refusing planning approval for the build.

Puma Energy wants to convert the old KFC building on the corner of Clontarf Road and Carrington Street into a petrol station with eight fuelling bays, a convenience store and signage.

It will be next to homes on its west side and operate from 6am to 10pm, seven days a week.

Concerns from residents have centred on lighting issues, noise, pollution and odour, space for the trucks, a lack of consultation, possible devaluation of properties and traffic congestion.

Puma Energy says it is conscious of the surrounding area and will invest significantly to ensure it meets health, safety and environmental standards.

The State Administrative Tribunal will determine if the matter will be referred to a full hearing.