Childcare to be developed next to liquor store

The childcare site in Bassendean. Picture: Kristie Lim.
The childcare site in Bassendean. Picture: Kristie Lim.

A CHILDCARE centre will be built next to a Bassendean liquor store despite the council’s recommended refusal.

The Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel voted 3-2 on October 28 to approve applicant Dynamic Planning and Developments’ proposed childcare at 72 Railway Parade, subject to conditions.

Panel members Mayor Renee McLennan and Councillor Kath Hamilton voted against it.

The single-storey childcare, which is located next to BWS Bassendean, will have 92 children and 16 staff, 32 car bays and operate between 7am to 6pm on weekdays and 8am to 1pm on Saturday.

Conditions include providing a construction management plan and a landscape design to the Town of Bassendean and ensuring all stormwater being contained and disposed on site.

Bassendean councillors previously recommended the panel to refuse the proposal on October 15.

They believed the development did not align with the Town and State Government’s future intent for mixed use development on the site and it was not appropriate to build a child care next to a liquor store.

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