Council recommends strip of land be rezoned from Belmont to Ascot

Balneun Apartments on Great Eastern Highway.
Balneun Apartments on Great Eastern Highway.

THE City of Belmont will recommend Landgate rezone a strip of land along Great Eastern Highway that encompasses Balneun Apartments, Celebrations Liquor and The Cray Restaurant to be part of Ascot.

The recommendation to approve a change of address for 88 Great Eastern Highway from Belmont to Ascot was unanimously adopted in council last week , despite City officers recommending refusal.

Balneun Apartments Council of Owners applied for the boundary change in November 2017 after a misconception the property was already located in Ascot began causing various issues.

Deputy Mayor Robert Rossi said in his view the application to rezone the address met Landgate criteria especially given the history of Ascot, which was formed in 1991 from portions of Belmont and Redcliffe.

Balneun Apartments Council of Owners spokesman John Morrison said he was pleased the City had gone against its officers recommendation.

“We experience a lot of difficulty in receiving services from taxis, delivery trucks and tradesmen, purely because of the misconception that the area is already part of Ascot,” he said.

“In our view the change of address will not effect residents in surrounding areas and we hope that Landgate will too support the City’s decision.”

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