Plans for a new 24-hour Vibe service station, convenience store and single-vehicle car wash in Bayswater have been approved by state planners.
Members of the Metro Inner-North Joint Development Appraisal Committee, excluding Bayswater Town Councilors Catherine Ehrhardt and Josh Eveson, on Tuesday approved plans proposed by landowner P&J Long Pty Ltd for 120 Beechboro Road South in Bayswater.
“I’m happy with the movement of traffic based on the information provided and the development is appropriate in its local context, so I support the development,” said Francesca Lefante, chair panel member.
The site currently houses an industrial building that was once used to manufacture, service and sell boat trailers.
The single-family homes and clustered dwellings are across from the site on the west side of Beechboro Road South.
But Pasquale Minnit – whose son’s Platinum Automotive Sales business sits next door – told panel members he had “strong concerns” about the service station.
“It will be a traffic hazard and dangerous to have flammable fuel stored next to a car park,” he said.
Transcore chief executive Behnam Bordbar said traffic using the gas station would have virtually “no impact” on fleet activity.
“There will be significant spare capacity that the service station will have to act on if there is an increase in traffic,” he said.
Mr Minnit said it was ‘no point in opposing anything’ because people ‘would do whatever they want’.
The site is a lot south of the intersection of Beechboro Road South with Collier Road and contains two crossings which are proposed for improvement and use following development.
No large vehicles, including delivery trucks, will be permitted to turn right from the development onto Beechboro Road South.
“I am satisfied that traffic and road safety, queuing and access components have been addressed and resolved through the app and its terms,” said Jason Hick, third member of the specialist panel. .