Wanneroo Council approves plans for Sinagra child care centre

An aerial shot of the centre's location.
An aerial shot of the centre's location.

WANNEROO Council has approved a land use change for a Sinagra home so it can be redeveloped as a child care centre catering for up to 81 children.

Conditions of the change for 54 Santa Rosalia Vista also limit staff numbers to 16 on site at any one time and operating hours to between 7.15am and 6pm on weekdays, excluding public holidays.

A November 13 council report said the City received five submissions objecting to the proposal during public consultation, and issues raised related to increased traffic, impact of noise on surrounding residents and loss of privacy.

It said the applicant, De Hoff Pty Ltd, modified plans for the 3212sq m site in response, relocating the main car park and access to Messina Drive.

Parking bays accessed from Capri Leone Way will be for staff parking only.

The applicant also changed the fencing location and height to address issues raised in consultation.

The report said increased traffic would not have a significant impact as drop-off and pick-up times would be staggered.

It said to comply with noise regulations, the number of children using the outdoor play area abutting residential properties would be restricted to a maximum of 20 at any one time.

“It is acknowledged that surrounding residents will likely hear children playing at the proposed development,” it said.

“However, it is considered this will not have a significant impact.”

The council unanimously approved the development application at its November 13 meeting.