New child­care on the way

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - NEWS -

PAR­ENTS in the City of Bel­mont will soon have ac­cess to more child­care fa­cil­i­ties. At a meet­ing on May 23, the coun­cil ap­proved a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion to amal­ga­mate two cor­ner blocks, Lot 27 (2) Brind­ley Street and Lot 26 (178) Alexan­der Road, Bel­mont, for a new child­care premises. The cen­tre will be able to take a max­i­mum of 96 chil­dren and 19 staff at any one time. Coun­cil­lor and Deputy Mayor Robert Rossi pro­posed an amend­ment to en­sure any large blank walls of the build­ing would in­clude ar­tic­u­la­tion and vari­a­tion in colour, to make the build­ing more visually ap­peal­ing to neigh­bours who would oth­er­wise be fac­ing a plain wall. The amend­ment was sec­onded by Coun­cil­lor Steve Wolff, and the ap­pli­ca­tion was car­ried 9 votes to 0.

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