Small business owners and community leaders in Canning Vale have expressed concerns over a recent decision made by the Gosnells City Council.
Late last year, Woolworths Group Ltd. expressed an interest in licensing three existing parking bays along Amherst Road.
The supermarket chain submitted an application to the City of Gosnells, requesting a five-year licence for the bays.
Woolworths plans to use the bays to establish a ‘click and collect’ grocery pick-up service, designed to help customers visiting The Vale Shopping Centre.
On Tuesday, April 27, the city’s council voted in favour of granting a five-year licence to the company.
A number of local leaders and community members have since spoken out against the council’s decision.
Southern River MLA Terry Healy recently discussed the matter with multiple small business owners in the area.
City of Gosnells chief executive Ian Cowie said the city would take any concerns or objections into consideration.
“The City has advertised plans to licence three street car bays to Woolworths for a click and collect service,” he said.
“The addition of a click and collect service will provide the community with a service that is popular in other locations, but not currently available at this location.
“The city has received a number of objections to the proposal to licence three car bays to Woolworths, and we will now need to consider these objections.”