Growers Lane gets go ahead
Subiaco, the City will work with the owners to ensure a smooth and successful opening.”
Home Base general manager Gino Premici said Growers Lane was a great addition for Home Base, Subiaco and the wider community.
He said the SAT approval was a “win for common sense”.
“SAT agreed with the original proposal and council recommendation and to spend in excess of $100,000 on legal fees and come to the same decision is frustrating,” he said.
“There needs to be some transparency from the City of Subiaco on how much money they spent on legal costs, which I would imagine would have been about the same amount that was spent on our side.
“The impact on small business with this whole ordeal has been substantial, with the Tran family who have been unable to operate and for Home Base for lost rent, and lastly the impact on the Subiaco community.”
Ms Henderson said the total cost spent on legal fees by the City was still being calculated and was currently unavailable.
Ms Tran said she was looking forward to opening the gourmet market in April, with a fruit and veg market, a bakery, butcher and fishmonger planned for the site.