Opposition is unanimous
UNIFORM AVERSION TO BUILDING
IN a rare display of political unity, Liberal MLA Glenys Godfrey and Labor MLC Samantha Rowe have said they are opposed to the proposed 15-storey retirement village in Ascot.
Ms Godfrey said she had written to the Metropolitan Central Joint Development Assessment Panel opposing the project at 52 Grandstand Road, mainly based on height concerns.
“The most notable feature of the application is the proposed height of 15 storeys,” she said. “Many locals are, quite rightly, opposed to such a high development which does not fit in with the area.”
Ms Rowe she the development was “clearly not in keeping with the low rise residential area of Ascot Waters”.
“It is very disappointing that the City of Belmont has not conducted any genuine consultation with the residents of Ascot Waters in relation to this development,” she said.
But the City has maintained that residents were informed in accordance with “relevant legislation”.
Meanwhile, the City of Belmont is set to consider a motion passed at the September 7 special electors meeting at its council meeting tonight.
The motion, backed by 148 residents, called on the City to revoke its conditional decision to sell the property to developers Craigcare.