Cubby goes to tri­bunal

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE fate of a cubby house in City Beach will fi­nally be de­cided when the is­sue re­turns to the State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal on June 12.

Ret­ro­spec­tive ap­proval was sought for the backyard cubby and pa­tio at Tal­garth Way af­ter neigh­bours com­plained to the Town of Cam­bridge.

The coun­cil rec­om­mended the item be ap­proved with four con­di­tions, but own­ers Steve and Fiona Hick ap­pealed the de­ci­sion be­cause they be­lieved it should have been ap­proved un­con­di­tion­ally.

At a State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal di­rec­tions hear­ing, the ap­pli­cants were or­dered to sub­mit re­vised plans for the cubby house and pa­tio but de­spite a com­mit­tee rec­om­men­da­tion to ap­prove the ap­pli­cant’s amended ret­ro­spec­tive ap­proval, the coun­cil in­stead voted not to ap­prove the plans at its May 26 coun­cil meet­ing.

Coun­cil­lor Rod Bradley’s amend­ment said the coun­cil was not pre­pared to ap­prove the plans and spec­i­fied that the cubby should be set back at least 1m from the rear fence and dramatically re­duced in height, among a num­ber of other con­di­tions.

Cr Bradley said the amend­ment would “put the ball back in the ap­pli­cant’s court”.

Cr Corinne MacRae said she did not want to see the item back at the SAT.

“I don’t be­lieve a cubby house re­quires coun­cil ap­proval, but I can put that idea aside,” she said.

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