Scarborough MLA tells City of Stirling to drop Yelo legal action

Scarborough MLA tells City of Stirling to drop Yelo legal action

SCARBOROUGH MLA Liza Harvey has penned letters to the City of Stirling Mayor and chief executive urging them to drop legal action against Trigg cafe Yelo.

The controversial dispute made headlines last year when the City launched legal action against the popular cafe over alleged planning and licence breaches, which could mean fines of up to $1 million for the local coffee spot.

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Ms Harvey said the cafe was a “vibrant hub” and strongly requested the City work more proactively with the business.

“I would strongly request that the City cease its action against Yelo and work more proactively to ensure a positive outcome, not just for the business itself, but for the broader Trigg community and the visitors that this incredible piece of coastline attracts,” she said in the letter.

“In short – the community value of businesses like these is far greater than the economic benefits.”

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Ms Harvey said she strongly felt continued action against Yelo would result in a “negative outcome” for the City.

Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano said the City could not provide additional comment as the case was before the courts.