City wants area to be part of As­cot

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - PERTH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL - Bron­wyn Dono­van

THE City of Bel­mont will rec­om­mend Landgate re­zone a strip of land along Great Eastern Highway, that en­com­passes Bal­neun Apart­ments, Cel­e­bra­tions Liquor and The Cray Restau­rant, to be part of As­cot.

The rec­om­men­da­tion to ap­prove a change of ad­dress for 88 Great Eastern Highway, from Bel­mont to As­cot, was unan­i­mously adopted in coun­cil last week, de­spite City of­fi­cers rec­om­mend­ing re­fusal.

Bal­neun Apart­ments Coun­cil of Own­ers ap­plied for the bound­ary change in Novem­ber 2017 af­ter a mis­con­cep­tion the prop­erty al­ready was lo­cated in As­cot be­gan caus­ing var­i­ous is­sues.

Deputy Mayor Robert Rossi said in his view the ap­pli­ca­tion to re­zone the ad­dress met Landgate cri­te­ria, es­pe­cially given the his­tory of As­cot, which was formed in 1991 from por­tions of Bel­mont and Red­cliffe.

Coun­cil of Own­ers spokesman John Morrison said he was pleased the de­ci­sion went against the City of­fi­cers’ rec­om­men­da­tion.

“We ex­pe­ri­ence a lot of dif­fi­culty in re­ceiv­ing ser­vices from taxis, de­liv­ery trucks and trades­men, purely be­cause of the mis­con­cep­tion that the area is al­ready part of As­cot,” he said.

“In our view the change of ad­dress will not af­fect res­i­dents in sur­round­ing ar­eas and we hope Landgate will too sup­port the City’s de­ci­sion.”

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