Op­po­si­tion is unan­i­mous


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Tim Slater

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.

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