A PETROL station has been approved for Ballantyne Road in Kewdale despite concerns about wastewater treatment and disposal.
The majority of the site is located in the City of Belmont but peculiarly a portion of it is situated in the City of Canning and so councillors and staff from both organisations attended yesterday’s Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) meeting.
The application was previously brought forward to the JDAP in December but was deferred after the City of Belmont asked for more information about on-site wastewater treatment and disposal requirements as well as the “architectural treatment” of the Ballantyne Road faade of the building.
In the intervening period, Planning Solutions on behalf BP Australia provided information, which satisfied the City’s staff and the JDAP.
The portion of the site which is in the City of Canning is the proposed location for a large petrol price sign and this was passed by the JDAP without much discussion, although a condition restricting vehicular access to Orrong Road was removed after it was agreed the plans stipulated that this was not possible.
Questions about the rest of the site provided more discussion as City of Belmont councillor Robert Rossi questioned why a higher quality petrol station canopy was not sought from the applicants.
Cr Rossi asked why a higher standard had not been asked for as the City had fought for on Great Eastern Highway.
A City of Belmont staff member replied that as the Ballantyne Road development was in an industrial area, the design criteria was different.