Drama classes for dis­abled can go on: Coun­cil

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

A PER­FORM­ING arts com­pany that of­fers classes to peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties has been given the okay by Cock­burn Coun­cil to con­tinue, as long as it sound­proofs its premises.

Kelete The­atre and Per­form­ing Arts Com­pany is based at one of 13 com­mer­cial units lo­cated at 153 Rock­ing­ham Road in Hamilton Hill.

Res­i­dents have com­plained about noise com­ing from the site since 2003, although Kelete only opened there in Fe­bru­ary.

At a coun­cil meet­ing last week, Kelete owner Kelly Buckle sought per­mis­sion to op­er­ate from 9am9pm, Mon­day to Satur­day.

She said those hours were needed to run her the­atre and ex­tra ex­er­cise classes, which help fund DAPAK, a not-for-profit she runs of­fer­ing song, dance and drama classes to peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

Ms Buckle promised to in­vest more than $70,000 to mit­i­gate noise, and will also re­strict park­ing on­site af­ter 7pm.

Coun­cil­lors backed her bid fol­low­ing a rec­om­men­da­tion from coun­cil­lor Lee-Anne Smith.

“The dance stu­dio pro­posal will be un­der the strict watch of Coun­cil,” she said.

“With the nec­es­sary sound and park­ing is­sues mit­i­gated, it presents to me, and to Coun­cil I hope, a win-win sit­u­a­tion for all par­ties con­cerned.”

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Kelete owner Kelly Buckle has agreed to the coun­cil’s stip­u­la­tion that she sound­proof her fa­cil­ity.

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