Council approves day care
THE South Perth council has rejected concerns from Todd Avenue residents and approved a family day care business to open.
Residents raised concerns that by allowing the house to run a family day care for four children, noise and traffic in the area would increase.
There were also concerns that the value of neighbouring properties would decrease.
Councillor Cheryle Irons rejected these concerns at the agenda briefing, saying the house would not have “colourful signage” and would look like a normal house.
At the council meeting, Councillor Kevin Trent said there was a need for this service in the community and it would been seen as a benefit.
City officers confirmed there was another family day care on the street and they had never received complaints regarding noise, traffic or planning.
The family day care has been approved to cater for up to four children per day and can operate Monday to Sunday from 7.30am5.30pm.