THE survival of a new small bar, Movies by Burswood and a home art school all hinged on this month’s Town of Bassendean council meeting.
And the future of each entity was secured after councillors voted in favour of the items heard at the May 22 gathering.
The small bar application related to the O2 Cafe on Old Perth Road, which was looking to expand into the former Salvation Army store next door.
The owners needed to change the allocated use of the cafe and the neighbouring building to “unlisted use (small bar”), which was passed unanimously after an amendment to the waste management strategy from councillor Kathryn Hamilton.
It is expected to operate Wednesday to Monday between 7.30am and midnight.
The plans for the former Salvation Army property include a bar, dining area, pizza oven, cool room and wash room.
The wall connecting the cafe will be knocked down and the cafe converted to a combined small bar, lounge and dining area.
Also in the town centre, the Movies by Burswood contract was renewed until 2020, pending Ministerial approval.
It will remain at BIC Reserve, with the officer recommendation requiring operators to have “closer scrutiny” of noise levels.
On Broadway in Bassendean, a home art school received retrospective approval after nearby residents complained it was operating without authorisation as a home business.
It was permitted to host classes from Tuesday to Sunday during the school term and on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday outside that period.