It’s shaping up as a battle with VCAT

Objectors, councillors, servo proponents meet but...
CONCILIATION TALKS: Around 150 objectors, and all Rural City of Wangaratta councillors, met with representatives from Woolworths-Caltex on Monday night to discuss issues around the proposed 24 hour service station in Ryley Street. PHOTO: Marc Bongers

OPPONENTS to a proposed 24 hour service station in Ryley Street say they are resigned to seeing the issue proceed to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

About 150 people attended a conciliation meeting between objectors and Woolworths representatives at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre on Monday evening, including members of the No Safeway Servo Community Group.

Rural City of Wangaratta mayor Rozi Parisotto, who chaired the meeting, said she felt it gave both the applicants and community members the chance to have their say.

“There was plenty of opportunity for robust discussion, and I think people walked away feeling they did have the opportunity to put their points forward,” Cr Parisotto said yesterday.

Ray Park, rural city director sustainability, admitted there was “still quite a distance” between the applicants and objectors by the end of the meeting.

This post is part of the thread: Safeway Servo – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.

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