Court ac­tion looms over al­ter­ations

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.

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