Court action looms over alterations
SUPREME Court action has been threatened as a dispute between Peppermint Grove neighbours over alterations to a house boiled over at a council meeting on Tuesday.
The Esplanade resident Barbara Jones has asked the council to give retrospective planning approval to changes she made to a previously approved redevelopment of ancillary ac- commodation at the back of her house.
The Shire of Peppermint Grove previously sent a notice directing Ms Jones to alter the changes to the 120sq m ancillary building after they were discovered to have been completed.
She took the notice to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), where it now waits for mediation.
But at the council meet- ing, the lawyer for neighbours Anthony and Alison Wooles said legal action could begin over the issue.
“We are instructed to start proceedings in the Supreme Court for a judicial review of any procedural errors by the council,” Paul Mcqueen said.
Councillors went behind closed doors before deferring a decision so they could get advice.