THE Town of Victoria Park will make a decision about Ursula Frayne Catholic College’s plans to turn a vacant lot into a temporary carpark next Tuesday.
Principal Geoff Mills told the Southern Gazette last month the school’s long-term plans were to create two “green spaces” after it purchased four properties on Teague Street over a number of years, which were then demolished last year.
Mr Mills said the school sought to use 20 Teague Street as a temporary carparking space while its new science facility was built.
During last night’scouncil meeting, a number of Teague Street residents raised concerns about the school’s plans and queried if there was enough parking in the area, pointed to the demolished properties having a detrimental impact on the street and asked whether there had been an increase in staff and student numbers.
Mr Mills made a presentation to the council, during which he said that the school had no intention to create a permanent carpark.
The school is seeking retrospective approval after previously laying down a limestone base.
Councillor Karen Vernon questioned why the school had allowed people to park on the lot without permission.
Mr Mills said correspondence with a Town staff member led them to believe they could use it as a carpark and subsequent use was because of a “breakdown” of communication between the builders and subcontractors.