Residents fear parking woes

Nido Early Schools plan to develop a centre on Cameron Court, which would cater for a maximum of 92 children, 16 staff members, and would operate from Monday to Friday between 6.30am and 6.30pm.

Some nearby residents have created a petition against the proposal, believing it would create a burden to local traffic.

Petition spokesman Peter Cove said about 50 signatures had been garnered.

‘There is not enough parking to cope with the demands of a big daycare centre, with Cameron Court the only choice for parking,’ he said.

‘The streets here are already busy with traffic and it is inevitable that people will park in the nearby side streets.

‘Parents will not be merely dropping off their kids.

‘They will have to park and go into the centre to sign in, meaning cars could be parked for a long time.’

Nido Early Schools development manager Nicolas Spadaccini said an internal study revealed traffic would not be compromised and believed a daycare facility was ‘really needed’ in the community.

‘There is a chronic shortage of daycare options in Willetton,’ he said.

‘We do not live in an age where mothers stay home with their children. We believe it is a good location because the site provides main road exposure but also side road access.

‘The long opening hours means people would not be coming in big hits. We are happy to discuss the issue with the community.’

City of Canning Commissioner Linton Reynolds said traffic issues would be assessed by the City as part of a report set to be presented to council in the coming months.