X Convenience has been given approval to build a service station in Evandale. Picture: Supplied
The Nepalese Honorary Consulate’s SA headquarters in Evandale are set to be levelled for an X Convenience service station.
However, Honorary Consul Dipak Dhamala said he had no idea about the Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council assessment panel decision until he was informed by The Messenger.
Andrash Pty Ltd’s application for a service station at 133-137 Portrush Road was approved on Monday night.
Several buildings – including a builder’s office and storage yard – will be demolished for the servo, despite objection from nearly 50 residents.
However, Mr Dhmala said he had not received any official information about Andrash’s plans.
When asked if anybody had informed him about the proposal, he said local residents living in the area had said “this place is being sold for a service station”.
The Nepalese Honorary Consulate in Evandale will be levelled for the new service station. Picture: Ben Cameron
“I have not been informed officially,” Mr Dhmala said.
“Nobody told me anything.
“Nothing from the company, it never wrote me anything.”
He said several pensioners, living near the properties set for demolition, spoke to him often about the possible project.
“They are very, very upset, they are pensioners,” he said.
It comes after pensioners in a Campbelltown retirement village learnt earlier this week they will lose their rental properties to make way for a potential X Convenience petrol station and KFC.
Norwood, Payneham & St Peters Council has been contacted for further comment on the Evandale outlet.
The service station will operate from 5am to midnight, seven days a week with ten parking spaces.
However, the application triggered 47 submissions opposing the plan, with some saying “heritage” properties would be demolished.
One of the Portrush Road properties set to be demolished. Picture: Ben Cameron
They also had concerns with noise, odour from food outlets, “unpredictable patron behaviour/litter” and it would devalue property prices.
In its official submission to the panel, Andrash said the buildings to be demolished were not heritage listed and had no demolition protection.
It also said the “competition and number of similar developments nearby is not relevant”.
Council staff advised the panel it is “acceptable from a land use perspective” and will not create any “unreasonable noise impacts”.
An Andrash spokeswoman said there had been a transparent process with notifying residents.
“The council would of notified the landowner of the application during the public notification stage,” the spokeswoman said.
“We have had huge support from residents in the area.”
She said construction would begin within the next 12 months.
Extracted in full from: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/east-hills/an-x-convenience-service-station-will-be-built-in-evandale-despite-objection-from-47-residents/news-story/90e9c9efc22f738bcecc1d3920f972f1