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Va­len­cia ex­pan­sion re­jected

Kalamunda Reporter - - News - Sarah Brookes

THE East Metro Joint De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel has unan­i­mously re­jected a pro­posal to ex­pand the Va­len­cia Nurs­ing Home in Carmel.

The panel re­jected the pro­posal be­cause of land use con­flicts with a neigh­bour­ing poul­try farm, amenity con­cerns over on­site park­ing and the “ex­ces­sive” size of the de­vel­op­ment in a ru­ral area.

Friends of Aged Care co­or­di­na­tor Iris Jones said the group was dis­ap­pointed by the de­ci­sion.

“There is cur­rently a hia­tus in tan­gi­ble re­sults in aged care here, with noth­ing hap­pen­ing de­spite the cri­sis,” she said. “My great­est fear is Roshana Care will be­come dispir­ited in their ef­forts to pro­vide fa­cil­i­ties here, given the JDAP re­fusal.

“Aged care providers need to know that they are wel­come here by those in need and by the gen­eral com­mu­nity.”

Kala­munda MP Matthew Hughes said while he was also dis­ap­pointed with the JDAP de­ci­sion, it showed de­vel­op­ers must en­gage with the com­mu­nity.

“The de­ci­sion un­der­scores yet again the ab­so­lute need for pro­po­nents to en­gage early in the piece with af­fected res­i­dents to as­sist with the ap­pro­pri­ate plan­ning,” he said.

Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d484315

Pro­posal quashed: Va­len­cia Nurs­ing Home.

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