Erin Jones, 22 September 2015

ALDINGA’S contentious On the Run service station is on track to open in November.

The 24-hour service station, on the corner of Main South and Port roads, will include a Hungry Jack’s outlet, car wash and 49 car parks.

On the Run chief operating officer Michaela Webster hoped the $1.8 million outlet would be open by mid-November.

Construction on the project started as soon as the old service station was demolished in June.

It followed more than a year of Shahin Properties trying to get development approval.

Onkaparinga Council rejected the development, saying it was out of character in the area.

Shahin Properties appealed the decision in the Environment, Resources and Development Court, where the application went back and forth with the council for four months.

The matter passed to the Development Assessment Commission, which approved the application in March.

Some residents believed it would ruin the area’s semi-rural ambience, while others thought it would bring much-needed jobs to the area.

One resident even created a Facebook page to support the development.

The page had more than 1900 likes last week.

Extracted in full from the Herald Sun.