Soon there will be no fewer than eight (8) petrol stations within a kilometre of each other in East Brisbane ! The owners say that the proposed development ‘falls within the Brisbane City Council guidelines’. What kind of guidelines are they?
Below are some of the objections to the new 7-Eleven petrol station proposed for 999 Stanley St East. In a single month council has received over 200 objections to the development of a petrol station on the old nursery site between 11 Nov and 14 December 2020.
7-Eleven are notorious for underpayment of workers and poor conditions of employment. They pay as little as half the minimum wage.
“You’ll lose your job, you’ll be reported to immigration and your chances of being deported are very high and, in any case, any money you get we will demand it back from you,” Professor Fels said at an inquiry into 7-Eleven earlier this year.
999 Stanley Street East & Edgar Street are already congested enough without adding another petrol staion to the area as there is a BP station less than 100 metres away. and the removal of parking bays on Stanley Street!
When you enter the ‘Smug Fig Cafe & Cottage Garden‘ you are transported to another word, you don’t feel like you are in the City, its Community orientated and family friendly everything a Petrol Station/Convenience Store is Not.
I am all for progress but NOT at the expense of the environment and this area is a flood prone area, so this would Not be a positive outcome for all concerned.
A Bakery, Newsagent (nearest one is Bennetts Road), post office (as east Brisbane post office is closed on Saturdays) Smug Fig Cafe or any other small business is more preferable to a Petrol Station. All of the above can be raised like the nearby Barra Boys Fish Shop to reduce the environmental impact on the neighbourhood.
I was shocked to hear of another petrol station and convenience store being proposed for 999Stanley St. There is already a petrol station and convenience store one block away from the proposed site, and another block away is a petrol station which was made redundant and converted to a cafe because it wasn’t needed. There are at least 6 other petrol stations within walking distance of the proposed site.East Brisbane is a character suburb full of family homes, parkland, restaurants, cafes and small business. The site on 999 Stanley St needs a business which will compliment the character of the suburb, rather than creating an industrial feeling corridor that will separate the two sides of East Brisbane.
This petrol station will have severe negative environmental impacts. It is 2020! Do we seriously think knocking down a nursery and building a petrol station is the right thing to be doing???? We need to make a stand and send a message that we are doing something productive towards making a morel sustainable world for the future.
People will lose their jobs and there is literally a petrol station less than 50m up the road.
There is petrol station literally 50m up the road, not to mention the loss of jobs and environmental impacts it will have on the area. Please sign the petition below.
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14 December 2020