Day­care con­cerns

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE Town of Vic­to­ria Park has ap­proved a day­care cen­tre in Carlisle de­spite the con­cerns from neigh­bours about the amount of traf­fic and noise it will gen­er­ate.

The pro­posal to de­mol­ish the house at 35 We­ston Street and con­struct the day­care cen­tre was given the green light on June 13, although the coun­cil has in­cluded 28 con­di­tions.

Sev­eral res­i­dents voiced their con­cerns at the elected mem­bers brief­ing ses­sion on June 6 and the or­di­nary coun­cil meet­ing last week.

The coun­cil re­ceived 42 sub­mis­sions dur­ing two pe­ri­ods of con­sul­ta­tion in Fe­bru­ary and May, with most rais­ing con­cerns about traf­fic, park­ing, safety, noise and ex­ist­ing day­care cen­tres hav­ing va­can­cies.

A We­ston Street res­i­dent told the South­ern Gazette he be­lieved the coun­cil had put plan­ning de­ci­sions ahead of the con­cerns of the com­mu­nity.

“I’m very dis­ap­pointed with the de­ci­sion. You ask your­self what the point of com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion is,” he said.

“I thought coun­cil­lor (Keith) Hayes spoke bril­liantly when he said that re­ports were just as­sump­tions and the com­mu­nity has real-time ex­pe­ri­ences.”

The cen­tre is set to ac­com­mo­date a max­i­mum of 82 chil­dren.

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