Children’s Hospital Foundation rejects claims in petition
PERTH Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCHF) has rejected claims in a residents’ petition it sought “commercial advantage” in the sale of Ronald Mcdonald House in York Street in Subiaco.
“The claim in that petition is incorrect and the Foundation does not own or have any interest in the land at all,” a PCHF spokeswoman said.
PCHF records show the site was sold to Ronald Mcdonald House in May 12, 2016.
The petition claims the house could be used by drug rehabilitation clinic Fresh Start, and the City of Subiaco may have breached its own planning rules when it decided to continue the site’s designation as a hostel on May 26
Fresh Start is currently at nearby Townsend Road in Subiaco, but chief executive Jeff Claughton would not comment about the petitioners’ claims when he was contacted last Friday.
The petition, addressed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti, asked the State Government to investigate if Subiaco council had broken planning rules.
Acting Planning Minister Sue Ellery said the minister’s office was aware of the matter and it had been referred to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage for advice.
Attempts to contact the petition’s organisers were unsuccessful and Ronald Mcdonald House chief executive Peter King declined to comment.