Management order Reserve 34565

Media Response 17 April 2018

Journalist’s background: Media enquiry regarding the Council’s resolution (July 2017) to make an application to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage requesting that the Department change the designated purpose of a portion of Reserve 34565 to: (a) Recreation; and (b) Impermanent food, beverage and other entertainment events.

Please attribute the following quotes to City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty.

The application was submitted to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage in July 2017.

The City’s application requests the purpose of use ‘impermanent food, beverage and other entertainment events’, as this has a narrower and more defined intent. It would clarify to the community that the City is not seeking to, nor proposing to hold temporary events and functions dissimilar to what has been held in the past. 

The description retains the existing designated purpose of ‘recreation’; expands the existing designated purpose to capture the type of events that have been authorised previously on the Reserve (i.e. food and beverage events); extends widely enough to capture other types of entertainment events that the City might want to consider using the reserve for in the future (i.e. garden show, caravan show, etc); and identifies that the use of the Reserve for these events will not be a permanent use of the Reserve.

A decision regarding the application is yet to be made by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

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