A 24-hour service station, car wash and fast food outlet has been proposed for the old Cheeky Ratbags Play Cafe site in Hayborough, at 2-4 and 6-8 Adelaide Road.

A Development Application was lodged with Plan SA on April 15 and the proposal is currently open to community feedback until May 25.

According to the application, the development would feature a retail fuel outlet comprising motor vehicle refuelling facilities, canopy, control building including restaurant with associated drive-through facility, carwash, advertising, carparking, retaining walls, fencing and landscaping over a site of 4066m2.

The subject site has frontages to Adelaide Road to the west and Port Elliot Road to the south.

The entire facility would be managed by X Convenience, and is proposed to operate 24 hours, seven days per week.

Access is proposed via two-way driveway connections with Adelaide Road and Port Elliot Road and 16 fuel pumps and 13 car parking spaces would be available.

The development also includes illuminated and non-illuminated signage, illuminated drivethrough portal signage, illuminated fuel canopy logos and two illuminated free-standing signs, each seven metres in height.

Deliveries to the site would be restricted to “daytime hours” of 7:00am and 10:00pm to reduce noise and light spill impacts on neighboring residential properties would be “appropriately” managed.

The public can comment on the application via: planninganddesigncode.plan.sa.gov.au

Strathalbyn OTR under consideration 

A new 24/7 service station development is also being proposed for Strathalbyn at 508 Braemar Drive.

This Development Application is before the Fleurieu Regional Assessment Panel and is open for public comment until May 31.

The public can comment on the application via: planninganddesigncode.plan.sa.gov.au

The proposal for a new OTR retail fuel outlet includes a drive-thru facility, eight fuel filling positions, two auto car wash facilities, four manual car wash and vaccum bays and two dog wash bays as well as 42 car parking spaces.

The subject land is the site of a previous Development Application for the construction of a service station that was knocked back by the Alexandrina Council in 2019 due to non-compliance issues regarding zoning.

Currently vacant, the site has a total area of about 8633m2, with the service station control building proposed to cover 794m2, with about 2000m2 of additional landscaping.

Extracted in full from: https://www.victorharbortimes.com.au/story/7258770/service-station-plans-considered-for-victor-harbor-and-strathalbyn/