Build­ing on belief

SOUTHCARE HOPES TO CRE­ATE COM­MU­NITY IN MAN­NING

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Manning - Su­sanne Reilly

SOUTHCARE chief ex­ec­u­tive Nicky Howe hopes the not-for­profit or­gan­i­sa­tion will one day be able to cre­ate a com­mu­nity in Man­ning.

At tonight’s coun­cil meet­ing, City of South Perth coun­cil­lors will de­ter­mine whether to en­dorse re­zon­ing some of the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s land from ‘pub­lic assem­bly’ to ‘pri­vate in­stitu- tion’ with an R40 cod­ing. The amend­ment would al­low a build­ing height of up to 14 me­tres on part of the site.

Dr Howe said the group wanted to even­tu­ally build af­ford­able hous­ing for se­niors and a com­mu­nity cen­tre.

“We want to even­tu­ally cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment for a com­mu­nity, where peo­ple can live, shop and be part of the com­mu­nity,” she said.

It would hope­fully in­clude low-cost hous­ing, a low-cost food shop and an op-shop.

The site is lo­cated along the east­ern and western sides of Bick­ley Cres­cent, be­tween Pether and Man­ning roads.

Coun­cil staff have pro­posed that coun­cil­lors rec­om­mend to the Min­is­ter for Plan­ning that the amend­ment be ap­proved with mod­i­fi­ca­tions, which have been out­lined.

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