Site inspection after complaint

UWA scientists Barbara Baer-Imhoof and Boris Baer will feature in German documentary, More Than Honey. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d400232
UWA scientists Barbara Baer-Imhoof and Boris Baer will feature in German documentary, More Than Honey. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d400232

City chief executive Stephen Tindale said the City had received complaints about the building’s state, which prompted an inspection.

‘Since its closure in 2007, the City has not conducted any internal inspections of the Pavilion Markets building,’ he said. ‘The security and safety of the Pavilion Markets is the responsibility of the property owner.

‘An inspection of the external condition of the building was recently conducted by the City following a complaint, as per our normal procedure. The inspection identified a number of concerns, which are being followed up with the property owner.’

When posed questions by the Western Suburbs Weekly about the safety risks of the building, the City and property developer D2 Property refused to elaborate on the problems identified in the inspection.

D2 Property managing director Ian Day said his team’s focus remained on developing the site.

‘The project team remains committed to progressing the redevelopment as soon as possible, working with the Minister’s office and the council to create something wonderful for the people of Subiaco and the wider community,’ he said.

‘We want the best result, one that looks to the future and one that delivers a lively, engaged, flourishing and sustainable town centre.’

At last month’s council meeting, the City voted to start talks with the developer in an effort to see something done with the site.

Mr Tindale said a meeting had been planned for the near future to begin discussions.