Recreation site on hold

Cr Maria Haynes is seeking community feedback on the proposed aged care facility on the Paradise Quays site.
Cr Maria Haynes is seeking community feedback on the proposed aged care facility on the Paradise Quays site.

City of Swan Mayor Charlie Zannino said there was a growing need for aged care facilities in the area.

‘We are putting this proposal to the community and need to know what they think,’ Cr Zannino said.

‘If the community consultation does not show that our community is keen for this development to occur, it will not go ahead.’

Ballajura ward councillor Maria Haynes said the proposed land was public open space and had been reserved for recreation.

However, the use of the land was limited and there was a surplus of public open space in the locality.

‘We also have the situation in Ballajura that higher quality open space exists in the nearby area and this is better used by residents for recreational pursuits,’ Cr Haynes said.

‘Paradise Quays has been identified as suitable for the development of a new care facility and this could bring many benefits.

‘There is a shortfall in aged care facilities in the region and this will become increasingly prominent as the population continues to age.

‘A benefit to the wider community, if the project does proceed, is that surplus funds from the development of the land will be reserved and could only be used for improvements to other public open space in the locality,’ she said.

For more information and to have your say, visit www.swan.wa.gov.au or phone Ian Robinson on 9248 5412, or email paradiseq@swan.wa.gov.au

Submissions close on June 4.