APPLICATIONS for fuel stations in Wanneroo and Yanchep are on agendas for two separate Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel meetings within the next week.
The panel is due to consider recommendations to approve a $10.5 million proposal on Wanneroo Road on Thursday and a $2 million proposal on the corner of Newman and Yanchep Beach roads on Monday.
The Wanneroo proposal, lodged by Urbis on behalf of landowners Lakewide and Bowra and O’dea, includes a drive-through food outlet and two showrooms as well as the United and Pie Face convenience store.
A report prepared by City of Wanneroo staff said it was scaled down from the original application, which also included a child care centre, medical centre and self-storage units.
The panel previously deferred making a decision in July so the applicant could consider a wetland management plan and the development’s relationship to Yellagonga Regional Park.
The report said the modified proposal for the 6133sq m site was 100m from the park so it did not affect the 50m wetland buffer for Lake Joondalup.
It sits on the south eastern corner of the landholding, with the western and northern portions subject to future applications, including a proposed funeral home on the northern section.
As part of the WA Planning Commission’s subdivision approval in July, the applicant has to give Main Roads WA $600,000 to go towards building a four-way intersection connecting the Clarkson Avenue extension and Wanneroo Road.
The applicant also proposes to build a 7.9m shared access easement to connect to the neighbouring Drovers Marketplace site.
The Yanchep proposal relates to a BP store and two showrooms and the City received 169 submissions during public consultation, with 152 objecting to it, as well as a 297-signature petition against the development.
The main issues raised in the submissions included the inappropriateness of the proposed land uses, potential amenity and safety impacts and increased traffic.
The City contacted the Education Department for comment regarding the distance between the site and Yanchep Beach Primary School.
“The Department of Education advised that the buffer distance between the subject site and the school was sufficient, and had no objection to the proposal,” a report on the November 19 meeting agenda said.
The report recommending approval said two previous applications for a fuel station at the site received planning approval in 1990 and 2010, and both lapsed because construction had not started.
It said the proposed uses were assessed against relevant legislation and considered acceptable.
The panel is due to meet at the Wanneroo Civic Centre from 2pm on November 15 to consider the Wanneroo proposal and from 2pm on November 19 to consider the Yanchep proposal.