Personal services denied say council

Alannah MacTiernan (centre) with, City of Vincent customer service officer Brodee Albonetti, City of Vincent councillor John Carey and Beaufort Street Books owner Jane Seaton Picture: Marcus Whisson d396386
Alannah MacTiernan (centre) with, City of Vincent customer service officer Brodee Albonetti, City of Vincent councillor John Carey and Beaufort Street Books owner Jane Seaton Picture: Marcus Whisson d396386

The application for 80 Roberts Street would have seen the office space converted to a massage parlour, with trading hours from 10am until 10pm.

The site had been the subject of another refusal by the City of Stirling, with an application for retrospective approval for Sexual Services refused by Council on April 14, 2012, prior to the city receiving this application for personal care services (massage therapies).

The item lapsed on February 5 after the application could not find a seconder.

However at the development committee meeting of February 12, it was recommended council approve the change. Councillors Stephanie Proud and Bill Stewart voted against the recommendation.

But at last week’s meeting, it was Cr Terry Tyzack who foreshadowed a motion to deny the application after Cr David Mitchell pointed out the massage parlour could be seen by Roberts Street residents.

Cr Tyzack moved his motion that the application be denied on the grounds that it would adversely impact the amenity of Roberts Street, a motion that was unanimously passed by council.