Vacant land near Drover’s Market Place in Wanneroo is set to get another service station.

The Metro Outer Joint Development Assessment Panel unanimously approved the $2.3 million Liberty service station, which will be located to the south of the United fuel station and operate 24/7.

Josh Watson, of Planning Solutions, said the service station would be part of broader plans for the site, which include a mix of retail and commercial development.

“The service station will adequately reflect the prevailing and emerging highway commercial nature of the area,” he said.

While City of Wanneroo officers recommended the proposal be approved, 40 opposing submissions were received during pubic consultation.

Concerns raised included the potential impact of stormwater and waste on the nearby Yellagonga Regional Park.

However, a condition of approval is that stormwater and any run-off be collected and retained on site.

“The proposed collection and treatment system is considered to be appropriate for the proposal and not considered to have any environmental impact on the surrounding areas,” the City’s report said.

Concerns were also raised with potential impacts on traffic flow, particularly with the Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive flyover, and the local cycle paths.

But the City’s report said a traffic impact assessment “confirmed the impact on the existing road network will be acceptable”, and there would be no impact for cyclists.

The number of existing service stations within close proximity to the proposal was also deemed not a valid planning consideration.

Other conditions of approval include the development following bushfire risk management plans, and the applicant submitting landscaping and construction management plans.

Extracted in full from: Liberty service station approved for Wanneroo | PerthNow