A MULTI-MILLION dollar development of a fast food outlet and fuel station in Banksia Grove will go ahead after the Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel approved it.
The panel met on Tuesday to consider a City of Wanneroo report into the $3.5 million proposal to build a BP service station and drive-through KFC store.
The plans, submitted by MGA Town Planners, also included a car wash and 62 parking bays on the 46,000sqm lot at 81 Ghost Gum Boulevard.
Owned by Fabcot Pty Ltd, Woolworths in-house corporate property division, the lot is adjacent to an existing Woolworths supermarket and BWS as well as vacant land which is yet to be developed.
The report recommended approval with 11 conditions including adequate measures to minimise any impacts of dust and sand as well as the removal of any graffiti to external buildings within seven days.
According to the report, four of the submissions received during the consultation period raised concerns over the number of existing service stations close by, with seven within a six kilometre radius.
“Despite the number of surrounding service stations, the land uses must be considered against the relevant requirements of the zone,” the report said.
One submission in objection to the development said: “I do not understand the need for yet another petrol station in the area.
“The space can be used much more wisely and for better purpose.”
MGA Town Planners and Woolworths have been contacted for comment and Community News is waiting their responses.