Brick­works talks de­lay

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of the site, in­for­ma­tion to be pro­vided on the Her­itage Di­rec­torate and the City’s web­sites and an in­vi­ta­tion to groups to meet with the di­rec­torate.

Ac­cord­ing to the plan, May­lands Golf Course op­er­a­tors Golf Or­a­cle could pos­si­bly move from its club­house next door to the Brick­works site.

Her­itage Di­rec­torate ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor Mike Betham said it was a shame the site had been un­used for more than 30 years and the project was an op­por­tu­nity to “bring it back to life”.

“Our feel­ing is that two months will be ad­e­quate and we would be happy to do a fol­low-up mail out in Jan­uary if peo­ple have not re­sponded… we may need to ex­tend the time­frame,” he said.

Cr Cather­ine Ehrhardt, whose amended mo­tion to ini­ti­ate con­sul­ta­tion after the De­cem­ber-Jan­uary hol­i­day pe­riod lapsed, said start­ing the project later would in­crease re­sponse rates after con­sul­ta­tion the nowscrapped Guild­ford Road widen­ing and May­lands Water­lands recorded poor re­turns dur­ing the same pe­riod.

In May, Bayswa­ter council ap­proved stage one of the en­hance­ment and re­de­vel­op­ment of the 26,672sq m site, at no cost to ratepay­ers.

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