All is well with stu­dio pro­posal

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

A RES­I­DEN­TIAL prop­erty in East Vic­to­ria Park will trans­form into a health and well­ness stu­dio af­ter coun­cil gave the pro­posal the nod last week.

De­spite be­ing in a res­i­den­tial zone, the prop­erty at Hu­bert Street will be ren­o­vated to be­come a com­mer­cial space used by lo­cal busi­ness Pema Yoga.

The in­ter­nal floor plan will be mod­i­fied to ac­com­mo­date for yoga and med­i­ta­tion classes as well as an of­fice space, stor­age area and bath­room fa­cil­i­ties.

Pema Yoga cur­rently op­er­ates in a Bud­dhist tem­ple in Kens­ing­ton, but put in a pro­posal for the East Vic­to­ria Park prop­erty in Novem­ber last year.

Hu­bert Street of­fered a more cen­tral lo­ca­tion for yoga prac­tice in the vi­brant com­mu­nity.

Coun­cil­lor Keith Hayes moved the of­fi­cer’s rec­om­men­da­tion to ap­prove the stu­dio and said he fully sup­ported the pro­posal.

“Yoga is a pas­sive ac­tiv­ity, it’s not a gym or box­ing class so there won’t be that noise,” he said.

While the prop­erty is next to a pub­lic car park, the of­fi­cer’s rec­om­men­da­tion stated the classes could not ex­ceed more than 12 peo­ple or op­er­ate be­fore 7.15am.

Coun­cil­lor Claire An­der­son said the lo­ca­tion of classes could en­cour­age par­tic­i­pants to spend more time in the Town.

“The lo­ca­tion is vi­brant and the peo­ple who do yoga or med­i­ta­tion are peace­ful so it would com­ple­ment the area,” she said.

Coun­cil ap­proved the pro­posal unan­i­mously but it will be reeval­u­ated in 12 months.

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