Shed build­ing up to new home

Wanneroo Times - - Front Page - Tyler Brown

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”.

Pic­ture: Mar­tin Ken­nealey

www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au Bob Allen, from the Joon­dalup Men’s Shed.

Pic­tures: Mar­tin Ken­nealey

www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d489775 Joon­dalup Men’s Shed mem­bers Paddy Small (above) and Tony Magee (be­low).

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