Ellenbrook residents raise concerns over proposed 24-hour 7-Eleven in Aveley

A 7-Eleven service station in Balga. There is a proposal for a similar station to be built in Aveley.
A 7-Eleven service station in Balga. There is a proposal for a similar station to be built in Aveley.

ELLENBROOK residents have spoken out against a proposal for a 24-hour petrol station on Gnangara Road in Aveley, with concerns it would create road safety issues.

Fran MacLean spoke at the City of Swan council agenda briefing session last night against the officer’s recommendation to approve the proposal.

The proposed 7-Eleven, which will be built next to Hungry Jack’s in Aveley and across the road from the current BP service station, received six objections and one non-objection.

Ms MacLean said her main concern was safety as traffic in the area was already bad and the intersection of Gnangara Road and Henley Brook Avenue was prone to car accidents.

“My main concern is road safety and if they don’t do something to improve the traffic problem then someone will get hurt,” she said.

“We have heavy haulage trucks go through that intersection all the time and with more cars entering and exiting, it will be more dangerous.

“I understand people may want a convenience store, but there is no need for another petrol station in Ellenbrook.”

She also had concerns about noise and water contamination, with the proposed site within the priority 2 area of the Gnangara Mound.

Steve Pandevski spoke on behalf of the applicant and said water contamination would not be an issue, with all petrol tanks having a 30-year leak free guarantee.

Councillors will vote on the proposal at the ordinary council meeting on June 7.

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