Busi­ness ap­proved

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Community Classifieds / News - By ROSANNA CANDLER

THE City of Subiaco ap­proved a home hair­dress­ing sa­lon to op­er­ate from 9am to 7pm on week­days de­spite a neigh­bour’s tear­ful com­plaints about noise at a com­mit­tee meet­ing last month.

Raphael Street res­i­dent Brooke Mil­ianku said she of­ten cried on the way home from work an­tic­i­pat­ing “high lev­els of stress” that made her “vis­i­bly shake”.

Ms Mil­ianku said a shared wall meant wa­ter pipes, hairdry­ers and shouted con­ver­sa­tion could be clearly heard in ev­ery room of her home.

“For two years I have been dis­turbed by this busi­ness,” she said.

“I of­ten stay later at work as I find it is more re­lax­ing than my own home.”

Hair­dresser Ni­cole Han­ra­han had been op­er­at­ing the sa­lon with­out a per­mit since Novem­ber, 2013.

Cr Scott Ar­buckle said he agreed with the one-year trial to give a “very small Subiaco busi­ness” a chance to suc­ceed.

“Noise com­plaints are a dif­fer­ent is­sue, let’s give this a go,” Cr Ar­buckle said.

Cr Lyn­ley Hewett put up a failed al­ter­nate mo­tion to refuse the ret­ro­spec­tive home busi­ness ap­pli­ca­tion.

“This is a res­i­den­tial area and this busi­ness is run­ning for 72 hours a week, which is more than some busi­nesses on Rokeby Road,” Cr Hewett said.

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