‘Hub’ on Council’s agenda
Wednesday, 25th March, 2015
By Erica Visser
A bid to turn a Creedon Street public housing site into a gathering place for residents will once again go before City Council tonight.
The Development Application (DA) for the proposed ‘community hub’ was deferred by councillors at a February meeting pending a site inspection.
It followed a backlash from residents who lived near the Creedon Street public housing area who claimed they feared the hub would promote anti-social behaviour.
Clr Marion Browne said that the arguments from the residents, while valid, did not apply to the DA and therefore could not be taken into account when making a decision.
“The site inspection was a good exercise for us to get out there and have a look.
“The comments (from residents) that were made at the last meeting really aren’t relevant to the consideration of the DA itself.
“But they’re certainly very relevant in terms of concern about things that happen from time to time.”
Many parties also supported the submission including Aboriginal organisations, Lifeline Broken Hill and the Broken Hill MERIT program.
Council’s March meeting will be held from 6.30pm at the Blende Street chambers.