Pad­dling classes in the bay

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

YOB Aus­tralia pad­dle­board school has Pep­per­mint Grove Coun­cil ap­proval to con­duct classes in Freshwater Bay and use the fore­shore re­serve at Pep­per­mint Grove.

“This ap­pli­ca­tion does not pro­pose week­end use and it’s seen as not be­ing detri­men­tal to the use of this re­serve by the gen­eral pub­lic,” de­vel­op­ment ser­vices man­ager Michael Whit­bread said in a re­port at De­cem­ber’s meet­ing.

The coun­cil had pre­vi­ous con­cerns about car bays be­ing used and crowd­ing by other pad­dle­board school op­er­a­tors, all three of which have not ap­plied for new year-long per­mits from the State Gov­ern­ment since the first was is­sued in 2014.

Coun­cil­lors were con­cerned about Yob’s dif­fer­ent start times for its hour-long classes in its ap­pli­ca­tion.

Pres­i­dent Rachel Thomas asked for the times to be clar­i­fied.

The Swan River Trust will make a de­ci­sion on Yob’s fi­nal per­mit, which can be re­voked if there are any ver­i­fi­able com­plaints, and the coun­cil has asked that any per­mis­sion does not al­low fore­shore signs, ad­ver­tis­ing or gaze­bos on the fore­shore, and that the school only op­er­ates on its re­quested times and days.

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