Puma decision reserved

Busselton Dunsborough Times

The decision on the progression of the controversial Puma petrol station development in Dunsborough has again been delayed, with the Supreme Court this week reserving its decision on an appeal against the station.

The hearing on Monday centred on whether the City of Busselton’s new service station definition overruled an earlier State Administrative Tribunal decision that allowed the six-bowser petrol retail operation to be called a convenience store. Acting Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Smith said she would “consider the matter carefully and will deliver the judgment in due course”.

Puma2Go action group spokesman Tony Sharp said Puma and the developers should stop wasting taxpayers’ money and move to build the station in the light industrial area outside the town.

“Enough money and energy has been wasted on this unwanted development, it’s time for a rethink,” he said. “This planned development has dragged on for over two years. Puma2Go is calling on both parties to drop the development.”

The Times was unable to obtain a copy of the court transcript.

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