A survey has revealed more than 99 per cent of the Dunsborough population do not want the proposed Puma petrol station in the centre of town, according to the Dunsborough and Districts Progress Association.
Vice president Mark Webster said the survey, which was based on a sample of over 10 per cent of the residents in the 6281 and 6282 postal districts, showed there was almost unanimous opposition to the Swiss-based petroleum company’s plans.
The survey was carried out online and through personal interviews with both producing almost identical results.
Mr Webster said the community thought locating the petrol station in the light industrial area made more sense.
“Anyone driving by the area can see the dramatic growth underway,” he said.
“Currently there are no convenience stores serving that area and it allows much easier access for trailers and towed boats.
“Unless Puma moves quickly, another petrol retailer will move in and Puma and Dunsborough will be left with a six bowser white elephant in the middle of Dunn Bay Road.”
The government is appealing the State Administrative Tribunal decision which allowed the development to proceed as a convenience store.
Puma Energy were contacted for comment but did not respond by the time of publication.
The Supreme Court appeal will be heard in Perth on February 12.