No veto vote for residents
RESIDENTS affected by development proposals “cannot be given the power of veto”, according to a report presented at last week’s Ascot Waters special electors meeting.
The report addressed concerns raised in a petition signed by almost 300 residents opposed to the proposal to build a 15-storey retirement village.
“There is a significant need for aged care accommodation in the City of Belmont but also in the Perth metropolitan area as the baby boomers have entered retirement age and people generally are living longer,” it said.
“The council must make decisions for the benefit of the entire community of the City of Belmont, now and future generations.
“Those who are directly affected by a development proposal cannot be given the power of veto.”
In March 2014, 52 Grandstand Road was valued at $3.15 million.
A new valuation will be undertaken and reported to council as part of any recommendation to finalise and advertise a contract of sale.
Responding to claims that residents have been misled, the report said they had been informed in accordance with the “relevant legislation”.
And responding to claims that the process had been “fundamentally flawed” it said the city had exceeded its public notice requirements.”