Fur flies over Perth vet clinic proposal

Dianella resident Graeme Lienert and neighbours are concerned about a home-based vet clinic proposed for the home pictured behind them. site in the background.  Photo: David Baylis d497518
Dianella resident Graeme Lienert and neighbours are concerned about a home-based vet clinic proposed for the home pictured behind them. site in the background. Photo: David Baylis d497518

THE fur is flying over a proposal for a home-based veterinary business in a residential Dianella street.

Residents on Elabana Crescent, south of Morley Drive, are upset about the proposed development on their “quiet suburban street”.

Graeme Lienert lives opposite the site and believed it would negatively affect property values and vehicle and pedestrian safety.

“The location presents a safe environment for children; there are schools nearby, there are no footpaths and people including children regularly walk on the road, day and evening,” he said.

“Approval of this application will have a detrimental impact on the general amenity and quality of life in the area.”

Mr Lienert was concerned about limited parking options and questioned the need for a vet clinic in a residential area when there were commercially zoned areas nearby.

The clinic is proposed to operate from this home on Elabana Crescent in Dianella. Photo: David Baylis
The clinic is proposed to operate from this home on Elabana Crescent in Dianella. Photo: David Baylis

The property owner applied to the City of Stirling for permission to offer veterinary services, with plans showing a proposed single consulting room accessed from the side of the home and space for six cars parked in the driveway.

The application said the clinic would operate from 9am to 5pm by appointment only and one customer vehicle would be present at any one time.

City acting planning and development director Stevan Rodic said it was open for public comment for 35 days, which closed on January 7.

“The City is currently assessing submissions and will be in contact with the applicant in response to any issues raised and for further information,” he said.

“The application will be determined in due course following assessment and further information from the applicant.”

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