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.