Uneasy group drives land plan change
THE idea that South Perth council could sell land assets in its Land Asset Management Plan had residents worried.
Despite chief executive Cliff Frewing assuring councillors at the agenda briefing it was not a sales plan but a land register, there were some concerns.
City of South Perth Residents Association chairwoman Cecilia Brooke said residents who lived close to the council offices and library would be very upset if these were sold for highrise developments.
The report said the plan would ensure the City managed property more strategically.
It identified several places, such as South Perth Bridge Club and Kensington Kindergarten, for Property Management Team monitoring and had recommendations for each one.
It also recommended the civic centre, hall and library be further investigated for rezoning and redevelopment potential if council relocated its offices after merging with the Town of Victoria Park.
But at Tuesday’s council meeting, council adopted the plan on condition all references to recommendations on each parcel of land were removed.