City of Wanneroo approves drive-through food outlet at Wangara fuel station despite concerns


Planning scheme changes will allow a drive-through food outlet beside the fuel station, despite concerns about its effect on a lunch bar nearby. Picture: Martin Kennealey d483419
Planning scheme changes will allow a drive-through food outlet beside the fuel station, despite concerns about its effect on a lunch bar nearby. Picture: Martin Kennealey d483419

A DRIVE-through food outlet will be allowed at a Wangara fuel station despite concerns it may affect business at a nearby lunch bar.

City of Wanneroo has agreed to change the district planning scheme to allow the food outlet at 1 Niche Parade.

A May council report said the City received four submissions objecting to the proposal.

Issues raised included concerns from Tony’s Lunch Bar owner about how the fast food outlet would affect his business, located 100m away and serving about 30 people a day.

The report said commercial competition was not a valid planning consideration.

Other concerns related to increased vehicle movements and traffic hazards.

The report said the increase from 2000 to 4700 vehicles a day would be safe given the road should be able to accommodate 7000 vehicles a day.

The City forwarded the amendment to the WA Planning Commission for its consideration.

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