City of Gosnells to hand back Maddington Community Kindergarten

The old kindergarten site. Picture: Matt Jelonek        d460627
The old kindergarten site. Picture: Matt Jelonek        d460627

THE City of Gosnells council has given the green light to revoking the management order for the old Maddington Community Kindergarten on Helm Street.

The kindergarten was demolished in early 2015 and the site was still subject to a management order to the City of Gosnells in relation to the previous kindergarten use.

According to council documents, the City approached the Department of Lands with a proposal to purchase the site at a discounted rate, with the intention of subdividing the site into residential lots.

That proposal was not accepted by the department, which advised the property could only be purchased at market rates.

The City declined the offer to purchase the property at market rates and asked the Department of Lands to revoke the existing management order to the City and thereafter take management responsibility for the site. The |department has agreed to revoke the management order.