Carlisle IGA to be demolished after fast food, service station outlet given go ahead

Carlisle IGA to be demolished after fast food, service station outlet given go ahead

THE Carlisle IGA is set to be demolished after the Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) approved an application for a service station, convenience store and fast food outlet today.

The panel approved the development for a 7-Eleven convenience store and service station and Hungry Jack’s after it came before them for a second time.

The Town of Victoria Park’s advice was to reject the development and although councillors Vicki Potter and Claire Anderson voted against it, they were outvoted on the five-member panel.

Debate about the traffic, noise, odour and other issues raged during the three-and-a-half hour meeting.

JDAP presiding member Charles Johnson said although there community concerns, the majority of the panel concluded the application could be approved subject to suitable conditions.

The JDAP refused developer Peter Webb and Associates’ plans in May 2017 following concerns about traffic.

After the developers appealed to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on behalf of the site owner Universal Enterprises Pty Ltd, the JDAP was ordered to reconsider its decision.

A community campaign to Save Carlisle IGA garnered 6000 signatures last year and a petition this year received more than 3000.

A Dan Murphy’s liquor store was refused by the council in 2013 and that decision was upheld by SAT.

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