Meat shop stand-off rolls on

These records include the location of retail and wholesale customers and the proportional dollar value of its delivery service.

In 2009, Meat Lovers director Angelo D’Orazio put forward a development application seeking retrospective approval for unauthorised works at the business, which has been operating at 102 Wanneroo Road, since 1991.

The application also sought approval for an expansion into the neighbouring tenancy, formerly a restaurant, which would be developed into a large meat preparation area.

The application was refused by council despite City officers recommending approval, and since that time the development application has been back and forth between council and the State Administrative Tribunal.

In November 2012, the SAT ruled that one of the four justifications used by the City to refuse the application ” that the proposed use constituted a ‘warehouse’, which is prohibited within a business zone, was invalid, and recommended the City reconsider its initial decision.

But now the City is seeking to prove that the proposed development is inconsistent with the objectives of the Local Centre Zone for the area.

One of the key objectives of the Local Centre Zone is that businesses meet the day-to-day needs of the immediate neighbourhood.

By seeking the location of retail and wholesale customers, the suburbs to which meat is delivered and the proportional dollar values of deliveries relative to the total income of the business over the past 12 months, the City may be able to argue in its favour that the business does not meet the day-to-day needs of the immediate neighbourhood.

The item was deferred unanimously by council until the information is provided by the business.