A 7-Eleven service station which will operate 24-7 has been conditionally approved for Ridgewood.

The $2.04 million development at 35 Kilrush Turn will include eight refuelling bays and a convenience store.

Though City of Wanneroo officers had recommended the Metro Outer Joint Development Assessment Panel approve the proposal, the plans received 36 objections in the 41 submissions received during public consultation.

Concerns raised included increases in traffic resulting in congestion, noise and anti-social behaviour, and the quantity of service stations in the surrounding areas.

However, the meeting report said a traffic impact assessment by the City found the roads could “adequately accommodate” the extra traffic.

It also said when Mitchell Freeway extends to Romeo Road, there would be a connection to Lukin Drive and the road would be duplicated to accommodate more traffic.

An artist impression of the proposed 7-Eleven service station for 35 Kilrush Turn, Ridgewood.
An artist impression of the proposed 7-Eleven service station for 35 Kilrush Turn, Ridgewood. Credit: Laxxon Construction Design

The site was also prohibited from allowing vehicles to access Lukin Drive, but this would be modified to enable the service station to have left-in/left-out access.

The report said this was supported because it would reduce vehicles using the surrounding local roads and minimise any potential impacts on the surrounding residential developments.

It would also eliminate the need for trucks to use the local streets, which would also address concerns raised about potential amenity and noise impacts.

Concerns were also raised with the service station’s proximity to residences despite being in a business zone.

However, the report said any risks would be “sufficiently managed through strict requirements imposed on the operator as part of the dangerous goods site licence process” and the fuel bowsers would be at least 30m from the closest home.

A site map for the proposed 7-Eleven service station for 35 Kilrush Turn, Ridgewood.
A site map for the proposed 7-Eleven service station for 35 Kilrush Turn, Ridgewood. Credit: City of Wanneroo

The report also said the development was “designed to an appropriate standard” and “orientated and located to provide an outcome which is sympathetic to the surrounding residential development”.

One condition of approval is for plans to be submitted for the construction of a deceleration lane on Lukin Drive and the traffic island to be extended to provide at least a 2m-wide pedestrian refuge.

A “one way left” sign must also be installed opposite the Lukin Drive crossover and the line-marking modified to reflect this.

It is also a condition that all 19m semi-trailer movements occur via Lukin Drive.

Extracted in full from: 7-Eleven service station approved for Ridgewood | PerthNow

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