THE Town of Victoria Park has approved a daycare centre in Carlisle despite the concerns from neighbours about the amount of traffic and noise it will generate.
The proposal to demolish the house at 35 Weston Street and construct the daycare centre was given the green light on June 13, although the council has included 28 conditions.
Several residents voiced their concerns at the elected members briefing session on June 6 and the ordinary council meeting last week.
The council received 42 submissions during two periods of consultation in February and May, with most raising concerns about traffic, parking, safety, noise and existing daycare centres having vacancies.
A Weston Street resident told the Southern Gazette he believed the council had put planning decisions ahead of the concerns of the community.
“I’m very disappointed with the decision. You ask yourself what the point of community consultation is,” he said.
“I thought councillor (Keith) Hayes spoke brilliantly when he said that reports were just assumptions and the community has real-time experiences.”
The centre is set to accommodate a maximum of 82 children.