Cottesloe mayoral candidates concerned about North Cottesloe PS carpark and residential proposal, as figures reveal strong return of ballots

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COTTESLOE mayoral candidates Philip Angers and Sandra Boulter have both expressed concerns about a new North Cottesloe Primary School carpark and proposed spot-rezoning for apartments for residents in the town’s East Ward.

“I think those issues would have been less polarising if the council had conducted public consultation earlier,” Ms Boulter said.

However, Mr Angers said it was forgotten that if the council had not had the application to build apartments at the corner of Railway and Congdon streets in the ward the project could have gone to an unelected development assessment panel where residents did not have a say.

WA Electoral Commission figures showed 48.03 per cent of ballots had been returned in the East ward, and an average of 35.96 per cent had been returned across Cottesloe.

East ward’s returns were only bettered by the 68.59 per cent return in the West ward of the 895-resident Shire of Victoria Plains in the Wheatbelt.

In Claremont, an average of 29.54 percent had been returned. 30.6 per cent in Mosman Park, 25.82 per cent in the Town of Cambridge, 29.2 per cent in Peppermint Grove, 27.15 per cent in Nedlands and 31.37 per cent in Subiaco.

Voters have a little more than a week to post their ballots before results next Saturday.