Tribunal delays Puma decision again

Taelor PeluseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
The SAT has delayed and reserved it’s decision on a Puma petrol station for Dunsborough.
Camera IconThe SAT has delayed and reserved it’s decision on a Puma petrol station for Dunsborough. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The State Administrative Tribunal has once again delayed its decision on plans for a Puma petrol station in Dunsborough’s CBD and given no clues as to when the verdict will be cast.

A decision on the divisive proposal by DCSC was due to be delivered in early May. It was instead delayed until May 15, then again until May 31.

This week, a SAT spokeswoman said another extension had been granted and the decision reserved.

During the City of Busselton council’s agenda briefing session this week, City officer Tanya Gillett said it was unclear when the decision would be handed down.

“The State Solicitor’s Office on Friday advised it had been reserved to give time to make the decisions,” she said.

“We don’t know when that will be.”

Ms Gillett said it was the SAT’s prerogative to delay and reserve decisions, and the City would follow up on a weekly basis.

The Times understands SAT delays are usually attributed to further evidence or submissions being required, or a backlog.

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