Community opposition to the proposed fuel station in the centre of town is running high, with just under 200 submissions vehemently opposed to the plan.
The objections to the development on the corner of Farrell and Stevens streets centre on:
- Traffic congestion and safety
- Pedestrian safety
- Negative impact on our heritage town
Here are some comments from some submissions
“How does placing a service station opposite the School of Arts Hall which is over 100 years old fit within this context? This proposed business is totally at odds with retaining the town’s rural character. How will it contribute to the character of the town?”
Will the applicant’s traffic report be required to assess the feasibility of a fuel tanker turning left into Stevens Street from Farrell Street south?
Fuel tankers and trucks coming from the south along Farrell Street will have difficulty staying in their lane as they turn left into Stevens Street. A 19 metre-long articulated vehicle needs a curb to curb turning radius of 12.5 metres. A medium rigid vehicle of 8.8 metres long requires a curb to curb turning radius of 10 metres. Stevens Street is only two lanes, or six to seven metres, wide at the Farrell Street intersection.
Streetscaping work at the Farrell /Stevens Street intersection was designed to make this part of town more attractive and pedestrian friendly. Any modification to the intersection to accommodate the traffic needs of the proposed service station, shop and cafe would impact the streetscaping and make the centre of town less appealing and pedestrian friendly.”
You can also mail your submission to:
Sunshine Coast Council
Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre
Your letter or submission must include application code: MCU21/0003
Find out more: https://developmenti.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.
Click the Application Search button, key in code: MCU21/0003