Stirling councillor says City made Inglewood Little Ahtletics Club jump through hoops for more storage space

Stirling councillor says City made Inglewood Little Ahtletics Club jump through hoops for more storage space

THE Inglewood Little Athletics Club was made to jump through hoops by the City of Stirling to get more storage space, according to a councillor.

Cr Terry Tyzack, a patron of the club, asked the council to provide a bigger storeroom for the club, which he said was struggling with growing membership and inadequate storage space.

Cr Tyzack said the City’s report into the matter was “riddled with errors”.

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“The (council) officers have failed in three months to provide an alternate plan for the club,” he said.

The report said there was “no need” for more storage space and the current space met the requirements from the sport’s governing body, Little Athletics WA.

“In my view, the one group best placed to know whether they need more space is the club itself, not the officers, not the state and not council – unless the councillors are doing little athletics themselves,” Cr David Michael said.

Cr Joe Ferrante said he could not believe the council was still arguing about the issue.

Councillors approved the additional 60sq m storage facility, which will be built at Dianella Regional Open Space.

Cr Tyzack said the approval was a “great win” for the club.