Wolves re­port thrown to pub­lic

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - Vic­to­ria Ri­fici

A RE­PORT out­lin­ing West­side Wolves Hockey Club’s pro­posal to se­cure an ar­ti­fi­cial hockey pitch and clu­b­rooms at Mt Clare­mont Oval has been re­leased.

City of Ned­lands coun­cil­lors agreed at a meet­ing on Tues­day that ratepay­ers should have a say on the com­mu­nity en­gage­ment plan out­lin­ing the club’s push for new fa­cil­i­ties, with Mt Clare­mont Oval ear­marked as the new site.

Re­sults from con­sul­ta­tion will be con­sid­ered in De­cem­ber.

Mt Clare­mont res­i­dent Susie Moir told the coun­cil she did not sup­port the pro­posal.

“I do not sup­port this, as it is a pro­posal to pri­va­tise pu­bic open space which is open for users, not a spe­cial group,” she said.

“It’s highly utilised by the lo­cal com­mu­nity… and is the only large pub­licly open space ac­ces­si­ble in the area, which will re­quire fenc­ing ex­clu­sive to the hockey park.”

Clare­mont res­i­dent Ta­nia Cec­coni said the pro­posal caused con­flict with traf­fic and ex­ist­ing ac­tiv­i­ties at Mt Clare­mont oval.

Ned­lands res­i­dent Si­mon An­drew said he was in favour of the pro­posal be­cause the oval was un­der­utilised.

“Hockey is a pop­u­lar sport in the west­ern sub- urbs and there is noth­ing ded­i­cated for hockey – we are in des­per­ate need to ac­com­mo­date the grow­ing game,” he said.

Cr Leo Mcmanus said the de­ci­sion on whether the pro­posal was ap­proved or re­fused would be made af­ter the re­sults came back.

To see the re­port, go to https://bit.ly/2je5alf.

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