Como day care centre proposal in limbo after City of South Perth imposes conditions on approval

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CONDITIONS imposed on an approval for a child day care centre on Barker Avenue in Como may affect the viability of the business.

The original application by Richard Lambe was to convert a pre-existing house into a centre that would serve 43 children, however, City of South Perth councillors endorsed an amendment last night, to reduce that number to 30, after hearing residents’ concerns at the November council briefing.

Mr Lambe said he was disappointed the drop in numbers may result in the centre not proceeding.

“Whilst we are happy that the council has supported that the land is suitable for a childcare centre and they approved that, the drop in numbers may result in the centre not proceeding; we’re not sure yet,” he said.

Mr Lambe said he would consult his advisors to determine if the idea he had dreamt of for the past year would be feasible to continue with, after receiving the council amendment in hardcopy.

The amendment, proposed by councillor Travis Burrows, will also restrict designated staff parking to three bays.

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