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Jul 18

Green light for Teviot Road service station

Plans for a 24-hour service station on the corner of Teviot Road and Cusack Lane have been approved by council.A 24-HOUR service station on the corner of Teviot Road and Cusack Lane was approved because it “ticked all the boxes”, a councillor says.
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The controversial development application was assessed by council officers and signed off by Division 11 Councillor Trevina Schwarz in late September.

During the consultation period, council received 18 submissions including one petition and 14 objections.

Objectors argued the development was inconsistent with zoning, would negatively impact a planned expansion of the Flagstone shopping centre and attract anti-social behaviour to the area.

Concerns were also expressed about noise, light, traffic, smell and risk of chemical pollution.

Cr Schwarz said consultations with the developer had nullified many of those concerns.

“We had some quite detailed discussions with the consultants and quite a few amendments and changes were made in the final design,” she said.

Although another service station within Flagstone already has development approval, Cr Schwarz said the growth of the region justified a second service station.

“Greater Flagstone’s approved, it’s happening, and Teviot Road is going to be a major trunk road, with four lanes ultimately,” she said.

“It is a main intersection of two major roads.”

While she recognised the concerns of residents, Cr Schwarz said she made the decision to sign off on the service station to save ratepayers from a costly legal bill.

“When it ticks all the boxes and council refuse it, and don’t have planning grounds to refuse it, they end up in a very costly court case,” she said.

“We still have to take largely into consideration the planning scheme and all those guidelines, we have to think ‘what would happen if it was appealed in a court of law’.”

Plans for a 24-hour service station on the corner of Teviot Road and Cusack Lane have been approved by council.

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