All is well with studio proposal
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.