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Planning & Environment Court Appeal

A developer is appealing against Sunshine Coast Council’s decision to reject a service station in the heart of Yandina.

The proposal to build a service station and shop on the corner of Stevens and Farrell streets was rejected by Sunshine Coast Council earlier this month. The decision followed months of very strong community opposition to the plan. 

On Monday 21 June Pearl Investment (Australia) Pty Ltd filed a notice of appeal at the Brisbane Planning and Environment Court against the decision. Details at Developmenti. Select Application Search, key in MCU21/0003.

The appeal notice argues that the development should be approved “given it complied with the relevant assessment benchmarks”.

“The reasons for refusal do not allege any noncompliance with the performance outcomes or acceptable outcomes in the Yandina Local Plan, Heritage and Character Areas Overlay Code, Scenic Amenity Overlay Code or Transport and Parking Code,” the notice read.

“The proposal is designed to contribute to the safety, security and vitality of the centre.” The developer also claims that the plans are “an attractive and functional design which integrates with the surrounding streetscape.”

In refusing the application, Council planners said the proposal did not keep with the town’s streetscape character or heritage values and detracted from nearby buildings and amenities. More than 200 community submissions against the proposal were received.