A new service station with three food and drink premises has been slated for Orchard Hills.

Proposed for the intersection of Mamre Road and James Erskine Drive, the mixed-use development aims to provide new amenities for several local suburbs.

“The new development will provide valuable services and convenient facilities for residents living within the Orchard Hills, Erskine Park and St Clair areas, employees within the locality, and motorists travelling along Mamre Road,” supporting documents show.

“The proposal is considered to be in the public interest as it will deliver a number of public, social, economic and environmental benefits with minimal adverse impacts.”

Works include constructing a service station, with convenience store and separate diesel fuel canopy, and construction of three takeaway food and drink premises – two integrated single-storey premises and a standalone food and drink tenancy with drive-thru facility.

The service station and drive-thru outlet are proposed to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A slip lane off Mamre Road at 14a Distribution Drive, which feeds directly to the site, is also planned.

“This slip lane is proposed to alleviate potential future traffic congestion on the estate roads by providing direct access to the site, and offers a safe alternative to access the service station site that would not be possible from the proposed future intersection,” supporting documents attached to the Development Application (DA) state.

This interim intersection and the adjoining access road described in the DA are subject to final design approval by Transport for NSW.

The 12,070sqm subject site and the nearby industrial developments form the Mamre Road West Precinct.

“The immediate surrounding land is primarily characterised by industrial developments which have already been recently approved around the site, and construction has begun,” the DA states.

“Those developments are occurring predominately to the south of the site, while to the north of the site is a residential dwelling.

“Mamre Road is directly east of the site, with the Erskine Business Park adjacent to the site.”

The DA was lodged with Penrith Council earlier this month and is currently under review.

If successful, the new development, which will also feature 106 car spaces, is expected to cost $5.2 million to complete.

No tenants for the project have been revealed.

Extracted from Western Weekender