Capelight Nominees Pty Ltd sought to obtain approvals for a proposed service station on Lot 500 Bennett Street, Caversham.
Given the potential for local land-use conflicts, the City of Swan rejected the proposal and the matter was appealed to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT). On appeal, the SAT found that the land use was acceptable and that traffic and access could be accommodated. However, the appeal was dismissed in the absence of a scientific site-specific study that addresses the Environmental Protection Authority Guidance Statement Number 3 (GS3) on Separation Distances between Industrial and Sensitive Land Uses.
Talis was engaged to prepare all environmental documentation required to support the approval of the proposed development and generally assist with the SAT process. Talis sub-contracted specialist consultants for noise and odour assessments and undertook a qualitative risk assessment for each key environmental issue (including noise, dust, odour, light and amenity).
The findings of the assessment showed that the anticipated separation distances relating to the proposed facility were acceptable and that the critical environmental issues could be managed to a level where no harm or nuisance to the closest sensitive receptors and the environment would likely occur.
Following this assessment, Talis staff presented the findings and opinion at a subsequent Joint Development Assessment Panel Hearing, ultimately leading to the facility’s approval.