Bayswater councillor labels conditions imposed on piano tutor ‘astounding’

Bayswater councillor labels conditions imposed on piano tutor ‘astounding’

A BAYSWATER City councillor has said he was “astounded” by the number of conditions put on a piano teacher by the City.

Henry Yang submitted an application for piano tutoring as a home occupation at a Birkett Street address in Bedford, after a compliance matter was brought to the attention of the City.

One objection was received about carparking.

Councillors last month approved the home business, complete with eight conditions and three advice notes.

The conditions included a maximum of three clients allowed to visit per day, with a maximum of one client at the site at a time, vehicles parked on the driveway and a maximum of one sign installed out the front.

Cr Dan Bull said logic should be applied when assessing an application such as piano tutoring.

“I’m astounded by the number of conditions a piano tutor has to comply with,” he said.

“I take my hat off to a person who wants to start a business at home.”

Cr Brent Fleeton unsuccessfully tried to scrap condition six, which set out restrictions for amount of clients allowed per day and at a time.

He said a riot at a piano teacher’s home was unlikely.

However, Cr Sally Palmer said she could not see anything wrong with the conditions.

Cr John Rifici said he did not like the trend of home business.