Plans for a 7-Eleven fuel station at the eastern Perth suburb of Southern River have been recommended for state approval.
The pictured blueprints for a 7-Eleven fuel stop at Southern River will be considered by a state assessment panel on May 11.
The plans include a 206sqm convenience store accompanied by four petrol bowsers to operate around the clock, seven days a week.
During the public comment phase for the project, six of nine submissions received by the City of Gosnells objected to the planned 7-Eleven servo.
The naysayers contended the project would generate too much traffic, attract unruly elements to the area, and emit noise and chemical and petrol odours.
But in its report to the state panel, Gosnells council contends the planned trading hours are “acceptable” and “any impacts on the amenity of the neighbouring residential area would not be unreasonable given the proximity to an established commercial precinct”.
If approved, the 7-Eleven servo will rise at the corner of Ranford Road and Balfour Street, as pictured, left.
As recently as October last year, 7-Eleven opened its first convenience store – at the corner of High and Market Streets in Fremantle. That was soon followed by another Fremantle outlet, two shops in the Perth CBD and one on Rokeby Road in Subiaco.
None of these shops had fuel stations attached.
The recent WA expansion was 7-Eleven’s first entry into a new market in 32 years.
Thanks to a tip-off from an eagle-eyed oneperth reader, it is understood that 7-Eleven has applied to build a fuel stop at Lansdale in Perth’s outer north as well.
7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd is one of the largest private companies in Australia with more than 600 shops across the eastern seaboard, and more than a third of market share in the convenience shopping market.
The company plans to open more than 75 shops across WA in the next five years.