Vincent: Marathon council meeting sees new restaurant approved for William Street

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A NEW restaurant on William Street was approved after fierce debate at the City of Vincent’s final meeting for 2018.

The proposed change of use for 342 William St from a shop to a dine-in and take-away restaurant was approved with amendments following concerns about parking in the area, cash in lieu payment and the number of patrons.

Cr Roslyn Harley said two staff with 61 patrons seemed “optimistic” and said it was an “overactivation” of the site.

“I don’t think this maths adds up,” she said.

An amendment to change the total number of people permitted to 50 was approved.

“I applaud everyone’s effort to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse,” Cr Harley said.

Mayor Emma Cole said the request was a permitted use in a town centre.

“I think where we’ve landed is a good result,” she said.

The motion was carried with Cr Harley against.

In other hotly-debated items, 108 Vincent Street, North Perth, was approved to change from a single house to millinery use, discussion of Banks Reserve has been deferred to February to allow consultation respondents time to be notified, traffic calming measures on Alma Road and Claverton Streets in North Perth have been deferred to no later than June, and an amendment to the Local Planning Scheme on Marian Street was rejected.

The council also agreed in principle to a land exchange with Aranmore Catholic Primary School along Brentham Street in Leederville.