City of Gosnells amends extended hours at Roar Fitness 24/7

CITY of Gosnells has amended a gym licence to allow for extra early morning and night classes.

Roar Fitness 24/7 has approval to operate 24 hours per day, seven days a week, with the exception of Olympic weightlifting, cross-fit activities and group classes that include amplified music and/or tuition.

Those classes are restricted to 6am-7:30pm, Monday to Saturday and 9am to 1pm on Sundays and public holidays.

The proposal allows for an additional hour in the morning and an additional 30 minutes in the evening after council previously approved the gym to run the excepted classes from 7am-7pm at a meeting on October 24.

Nearby residents had complained the gym was too noisy and it was disturbing in the early hours of the morning.

Councillor Ron Mitchell supported the recommendation because Roar Fitness had demonstrated it had adequately sound-proofed its building.

Fellow councillors Teresa Lynes and David Goode also expressed support for the extended hours, but added the gym should monitor instructors to make sure they were not being too noisy.

However, Cr Peter Abetz argued against the proposed amendment and said while he appreciated Roar Fitness had gone a long way to address the problem, he was worried nearby residents would still be affected.

Cr Olwen Searle also voted against the proposal and asked director of planning and development Chris Terelinck what course of action residents would have if they continued to complain about the noise.

Mr Terelinck said if noise complaints persisted, the City could investigate and set up discreet testing equipment over a period of weeks.

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