Madeline McDonald, 25 April 2016

A PROPOSED Woolworth’s service station on Yeppoon’s Hoskyn Drive is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Livingstone Shire Council meeting.

A report prepared for the meeting says while the service station would bring more competition for fuel prices on the coast, there was already three nearby servos within a five-minute drive of the area.

The application is for a 24/7 service station to be located at 2-4 Hoskyn Drive, Hidden Valley.  A BP service station is already established on the corner of Hoskyn Drive and Fairfax Court.

The proposal is for a development which would comprise four refuelling dispensers with eight filling stations, two 80kL underground fuel tanks and twelve on-site car parking spaces.

The officer’s recommendation is for the proposal not to be approved.  Among the reasons listed was it wasn’t consistent with the shire’s movement for motorised and non-motorised modes and the applicant had failed to demonstrate sufficient grounds for approval.

Councillors are expected to discuss the proposal at the meeting, which starts at 9am.

Extracted in full from The Morning Bulletin.