THE Town of Victoria Park has again voiced its concerns about the Carlisle IGA being replaced by a Hungry Jack’s and 7-Eleven service station and convenience store.
The latest chapter of the long-running saga took place at a special electors meeting yesterday when the council unanimously voted against the proposal before it goes to the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) on April 18.
Among the issues cited by the council about the development was its impact on the amenity of the area, noise generation, odour emissions and traffic concerns.
A large group of residents met at the IGA and were driven to the meeting, where they spoke against the development, similar to last year when the council voted against the proposal before it went to the panel.
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.
Teressa Thai, whose family owns the Carlisle IGA, told the Southern Gazette last month that the situation about been tough for them but they were hoping the JDAP knocked back the plans again.
A Dan Murphy’s liquor store was refused by the council in 2013 and that decision was upheld by SAT.