Booragoon: City of Melville not concerned by ‘fire hazard’ outside of child care centre

The tree material outside of the Booragoon Occasional Early Education.
The tree material outside of the Booragoon Occasional Early Education.

THE City of Melville has indicated it is not concerned by a “fire hazard” at a child care centre in Booragoon despite concerns being raised by a local business owner.

The amount of tree materials outside the Booragoon Occasional Early Education and in the buildings’ gutters alarmed the business owner, who asked not to be named.

He said he had contacted the City on a number of occasions but nothing had happened.

“It’s a build-up of material over a number of years,” he said.

“I noticed some prunings that were dumped outside the centre and they were removed but the other material was not.

“I’m concerned for the safety of the kids.”

City of Melville chief executive Marten Tieleman said the area was not part of a regular maintenance schedule but was maintained when required.

“The area does not currently present as a fire hazard concern, however as this has now been raised the area will be checked by one of our teams and tidied up as required,” he said.

“Keeping our City clean and green is a priority for the City and as we have vast areas to manage and maintain the community are our extra eyes and ears in our neighbourhoods.

“We welcome and encourage them to use our online services to request services and bring issues to our attention so we can attend to them.”