Work­ing group to ex­am­ine op­tions

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

THE City of Nedlands has es­tab­lished a for­mal work­ing group con­cern­ing the pro­posed SAS Camp­bell Bar­racks’ Seaward Vil­lage re­de­vel­op­ment in Swan­bourne.

Coun­cil­lor Nikola Hor­ley moved the elected mem­ber’s mo­tion at a coun­cil meet­ing last week.

“This is a dif­fi­cult is­sue and the City has ef­fec­tively been cut out of the process,” Cr Hor­ley said.

“Meet­ings are tak­ing place right now. This is ur­gent.

The work­ing group will in­clude coastal ward coun­cil­lors Kerry Smyth and Leo McManus, Mayor Max Hip­kins, plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tor Peter Mick­le­son and two rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Friends of Allen Park Bush­land.

Cr Toni James said the group should be in­for­mal.

“This will take a lot of time and ef­fort away from our new Town Plan­ning Scheme. I think it is un­rea­son­able,” Cr James aid.

Cr Kerry Smyth said the com­mu­nity was look­ing to coun­cil to show lead­er­ship and that they were not turn­ing their back on the is­sue.

“It is about do­ing what­ever needs to be done,” Cr Smyth said.

“This shows we as a coun­cil are in­volved and care what our com­mu­nity cares about.”

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