Aveley: City of Swan defers decision on plans for 24-hour petrol station on Gnangara Rd

An existing 7-Eleven convenience store and service station in Balga.
An existing 7-Eleven convenience store and service station in Balga.

PLANS for a 24-hour petrol station on Gnangara Road in Aveley stalled after City of Swan council voted to defer its decision.

Councillor David McDonnell put forward an alternative motion at last week’s council meeting to defer the proposed “convenience store” until the next ordinary council meeting, which was carried.

Cr McDonnell said after the meeting that he believed the item needed to be deferred to allow for further information.

He said councillors and City staff would meet with the applicants to further discuss any concerns with the proposal.

“The technical report doesn’t adequately identify what techniques and materials will be used to mitigate noise and emissions, which are key components to bring the petrol station in line with the minimum EPA standards, this is a critical piece of missing information to ensure the long term protection of nearby and affected residents and a decision should not be made until they are properly identified,” he said.

“I believe given there are no current upgrades planned for that intersection by the City of Swan and given the proposed petrol station will possibly create an increase in traffic and risk of accident as stated in the traffic assessment, we should also take the time to address the intersection and potential upgrades to ensure the safest path in and out for our residents is achieved”

The proposal created concern within the Ellenbrook community, including road safety issues.

If approved, the petrol station will be built near the intersection of Henley Brook Avenue and Gnangara Road.

Councillors will revisit the proposal on July 5.

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