Why is this being proposed?

    The land is privately owned and the owner has applied for an assessment of this proposal. 

    The City is required to undertake an assessment as per the Planning and Development Act 2005 and this includes community consultation.

    Will the City be determining this application?

    The applicant has opted to have the application determined by the Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP). 

    The City will make a recommendation to the JDAP contained within a report, which will be made available on the JDAP’s website.

    Please see the following link for more information regarding JDAPs:


    Will it be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?

    If JDAP resolve to approve the proposal as is, yes.

    Who is the franchise or operator?

    The application is assessed as a Service Station, irrespective of who will be the operator.

    Is light spill, noise and traffic movements assessed?

    Yes, the application includes a lighting plan, acoustic assessment and a transport impact assessment; please see the document library.

    Any lighting would need to be compliant with the Australian Standard AS 4282 - 2019 "Control of the Obtrusive Effects of Outdoor Lighting”.

    Will this proposal affect my property values?

    Property values are not a planning consideration under the Planning and Development Act 2005.

    What safety considerations are there?

    If a Planning Approval  issued under the Planning and Development Act 2005, this would not negate any licences or requirements under the provisions of the Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 and the regulations administered by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

    The approved codes of practice that apply to petrol stations are Australian Standards AS 1940:2004 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids and AS/NZS 1596 The storage and handling of LP Gas.

    When would construction start?

    Approval has not been granted and if an approval is granted by the JDAP, approval does not mean the development will go ahead. 

    The developer may choose to not enact their approval.

    An approval is generally valid for two years.