Door open on servo ruling

Bob McAllister, Ron Herron, Peter Lindsay, Jill Rowse, Tania Gaussen, Judy Hyde, Geoff Hyde and Des Meredith voice their concerns about the proposed service station last year. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Bob McAllister, Ron Herron, Peter Lindsay, Jill Rowse, Tania Gaussen, Judy Hyde, Geoff Hyde and Des Meredith voice their concerns about the proposed service station last year. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

A PROPOSED $1.5 million 24-hour service station in Deakin Avenue won’t be allowed to be built, but a VCAT decision has left the door open for a station on the site.

Last year councillors voted against allowing­ the “Fast & Easy” service station to be built on a vacant block on the corner of Deakin Avenue and Muscat Court.

They cited concerns over the impact on the style of Deakin Avenue and opposition from nearby residents. 

Town planner Warrick Fisher, acting for the developer Turken Kumra, took the case to VCAT.

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