City of Bayswater to name new tenant at old Morley kindergarten site after eviction of Bayswater City Community Safety Watch and Garden Education group

Bayswater City Community Safety Watch and Garden Education Inc chairwoman Pat Lim putting in the garden beds. The group moved their community garden to the Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d472530
Bayswater City Community Safety Watch and Garden Education Inc chairwoman Pat Lim putting in the garden beds. The group moved their community garden to the Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d472530

BAYSWATER council is set to award a new tenant at the old Morley kindergarten site in November, after the Bayswater City Community Safety Watch and Garden Education Inc (BCCSWGE) were evicted from the premise in July.

The BCCSWGE group operated at the site on Brand Place from June 2015 before moving their community garden to the Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club on July 31 this year.

The Bayswater Neighbourhood Watch previously occupied the site.

Bayswater Mayor Barry McKenna said many groups visited the facility and submitted expressions of interests, which closed on August 18.

“A report will be prepared for consideration by the City’s Community, Technical, Finance and Corporate Services Committee,” he said.

“Local government elections in October and the caretaker period prior to the elections mean the report is likely to be tabled for discussion at the Committee’s November meeting.”

Cr McKenna said the new use of the site had to be appropriate in terms of the amenity of the area.

“Brand Place is a flexible facility that is suitable for a wide range of uses, with an emphasis on community involvement and benefit,” he said.

“So that could include use by a sporting group wanting to use it for club meetings, a community childcare facility or an environmental group wanting to use the land available at Brand Place.”

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