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Kalamunda elector calls for Stirk Park review

ONLY one motion was presented at this week’s City of Kalamunda annual electors meeting while eight residents took the opportunity to question the Council on various matters.

Lesmurdie resident Allan Mappin from the Kalamunda Club asked the Council to review the Stirk Park master plan and undertake a feasibility study of the long term viability of the club’s existing premises with consideration to develop a shared use community facility.

Mr Mappin said proposed car parking locations were not viable and lacked proper access to the club.

“The club has funerals, weddings and we need access directly to the club and the plan  proposed has none of this, just footpaths,” he said.

“I feel it is not a viable proposition.”

Cr Michael Fernie asked why Mr Mappin did not bring up his concerns during public consultation to which Mr Mappin replied the club had, but their thoughts were “not taken into consideration”.

The motion was carried by all 21 electors present and councillors.

Edward Thomlinson of Walliston asked if the Council planned to support aged care development on Wilkins Road in Kalamunda after approved rezoning for a  site on the stretch of road was revoked by state government.

Chief executive officer Rhonda Hardy said a parliamentary committee were reviewing the Wilkins Roads decision but the matter was confidential.

“There is a (City) agenda via the aged care committee to consider what action that City wants to take,” she said.

Ms Hardy said the issue would be discussed further at the Council’s February meeting.

Two questions about City spending and finances, three regarding infrastructure and community assets and four separate questions about legal matters were also raised by electors.

By Claire Ottaviano

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