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Residents protested along Verdelho Drive on October 5 to get the attention of The Vines Golf Course club members making their way to the club’s annual general meeting.

Verdelho Drive rally for The Vines

By Claire Ottaviano

MORE than 150 residents lined the road to The Vines Golf Course last week in protest to the redevelopment of nine holes of the course.

The Vines Residents’ Association (VRA) rally was targeted at golf club members on the way to their annual general meeting who were not residents of the area but would be affected by the proposed redevelopment.

The Association said it was part of their ongoing campaign to show the community’s opposition to the proposal to sell off nine holes of the golf course for housing.

“As a father of four, my wife and I chose The Vines to raise our family because of the lifestyle, the open spaces and nature related experiences it offers,” VRA president Aaron Bowman said.

“This was a special part of my childhood growing up in the Swan Valley.

“As a community, we must be aligned in working together to protect the future health and happiness of our children and the preservation of our green space.”

Residents lined Verdelho Drive from 6pm to 6.30pm.

About 300 residents turned out to a special electors’ meeting on August 31 where the VRA and representatives of The Vines WA had a chance to share their views on the development and for residents to ask questions of City of Swan staff.

No development application has yet been lodged with the City for consideration.

Any future development application is mostly likely going to be determined by an independent panel, not Swan Council.

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