Brickworks talks delay
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.