A NEW service station and carwash that was approved by Sunshine Coast Council in 2015 has been refused a permit extension, effectively killing the project unless its decision is overturned on appeal.

The new development was to be built at 288-316 Yandina Coolum Rd, and was proposed by construction company Prime Oceanic Developments, which is based at the same site.

Since the development’s original permit was granted, another service station was proposed and rejected nearby at 150 Yandina Coolum Rd, near Coolum State School.

While refused by the council, a 7-Eleven has since been built and is now operating after a successful Planning and Environment Court appeal.

The service station at 288-316 Yandina Coolum Rd, which was refused by the council on July 12, is on the Bli Bli side of the Sunshine Motorway.

Development of the site had been delayed by nine months for negotiations with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and an extension of four years was sought by planning agency Project Urban.

In a letter, council senior development planner Barry Volp said the existing approval was no longer consistent with current laws and policies, particularly the flood hazard overlay code, strategic framework and state planning policy.

The project’s original approval will lapse next month.

Project Urban managing director Andrew Stevens confirmed his client Stuart McLeod, of Prime Oceanic Developments, was likely to lodge an appeal.

Extracted from Sunshine Coast Daily

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