Shed building up to new home
IT has been a “long, hard road” but the Joondalup Men’s Shed finally has a permanent home.
The shed was established in 2010 and is in the former Padbury Senior High School manual arts building under a lease arrangement with the Department of Education, which expires in December 2019.
Since then, the City has worked closely with the shed to try find a suitable location to either build a new facility, which was ruled out because of costs, or renovate an existing one.
The City’s current building maintenance depot at 17 Winton Road, Joondalup, has since been chosen as the most appropriate, with councillors unanimously approving the new home at their December meeting.
To enable this, extension works are first required at the City’s main works operations centre in Craigie to accommodate the relocation of staff and centralisation of operational activities.
These works are estimated to cost the City $1.1 million.
WANNEROO Council has supported a change to rezone seven Landsdale properties from special residential to urban development to allow future subdivision.
The properties are on Grayswood Court, Warradale Terrace and Kevo Place, overlooking Warradale Park.
The council had agreed to rezone them residential with an R20 housing density in March, but the Planning Minister subsequently asked the City to rezone them urban development instead.
During public consultation, the City received one submission from a Telstra representative which did not object to the change.
At the meeting, Allerding & Associates’ Amanda Butterworth, representing the provider, said having the R20 code on the eastern portion of the site would “minimise the risk of any radio interference to the Perth International Telecommunications Centre”.
www.communitypix.com.au Bob Allen, from the Joondalup Men’s Shed.
www.communitypix.com.au d489775 Joondalup Men’s Shed members Paddy Small (above) and Tony Magee (below).