Big win for little Yelo cafe
Stirling health and compliance manager Peter Morrison said the City had spent $90,000 on legal fees over the past 18 months.
“I need to make this very clear: we did not go after Yelo. There was no alternative but to take the matter to the court. We had to resolve the situation one way or the other,” he said.
“It is not a waste of time; it has given us an outcome that the City will now move forward on.
“I think if you were to speak with the residents in that area that they would not think that it was a waste of the City’s money because we were actually dealing with their concerns as well.”
Mr Morrison said the City would pursue parking issues as normal and had received an average of 11 parking complaints per day.
“The City will respond to complaints about parking as we usually do but we will no longer be pursuing any planning issues on that site,” he said.
“I’m not aware that there are any plans to put in more parking; there are not many opportunities for additional bays in this area.”
Owner Michael Pond at work in Yelo.