Council in hurry to |reject curry

Gosnells council rejected the request for the home to be used as a commercial kitchen in Alcock Road in Maddington in the middle of a residential area at the Ordinary Council meeting on February 9.

The proposal involved converting his existing domestic kitchen into a commercial kitchen in preparation of Indian cuisine.

Several councillors said it did not fit the amenity of the area.

Councillor Glenn Dewhurst said he was all for new businesses opening up in Gosnells, but he could not agree by putting himself in the neighbours’ shoes.

It was proposed the kitchen would run 8am-6pm, seven days a week and orders would be received by phone and by the internet from customers.

Several councillors cited the smell as the issue.

The home in Maddington is mainly surrounded by single storey homes.

A report prepared by council officers cited odour would not be an issue. It said cooking would be done between 8am-6pm.

Council officers concluded noise would not be an issue as produce deliveries would only occur twice per month.

It was recommended council say yes, but it was given the red light.

Councillor Dave Griffiths said it didn’t fit in with the area.

“If you drive past a fast food restaurant by Hungry Jacks the smell may be good for a minute, but not all the time,” he said.