Rehearsal reprieve

A rehearsal studio in Mount Hawthorn has been given an eleventh hour stay of execution.

Vincent staff wanted to close down Dream Studio on Oxford Street and had recommended councillors axe it.

A staff report said the business doesn’t “protect and enhance the health, safety and general welfare of the city’s inhabitants”.

It says there aren’t enough parking bays and there was a recent noise complaint.

Staffers had given owner JB Poole “numerous extensions to deadlines” to get back to them with more info for a retrospective approval, the report says.

It also notes a spotted history of operating without approvals and outside approval conditions.

The place looked likely to get the chop but, just hours before the council meeting, the item was deferred as Cr Ros Harley moved for a compromise to save the longstanding business.

by DAVID BELL

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