A proposal for a 24-hour BP service station in East Rockingham has been supported by City of Rockingham councillors.
At last week’s council meeting, councillors voted to approve the development of a 225sqm fuel retailing building, a 400sqm car service building operated by a separate tenant, a service yard, bin storage area and rainwater tank, a 5.9m-high light vehicle fuel canopy providing cover for four bowsers, and a 6.4m-high heavy vehicle fuel canopy with cover for one bowser.
The proposed development site is within a light industrial zone on Dixon Road, adjacent to the Rockingham Holiday Village.
Although a proposal to develop a showroom, vet clinic and warehouse and service industry development was approved on the site by the council in September, 2015, the development approval had lapsed.
The City only received two submissions on the proposal, with one opposing the development on the grounds there was already a sufficient number of petrol stations in the area.
The proposal was passed unanimously and will now be submitted to the South-West Joint Development Assessment Panel for final approval.