A POPULAR South Fremantle cafe has been left with a headache after being pinged for building an alfresco area without council approval.
Calogero’s on South Terrace built the outdoor eating area over a couple of its parking bays, and the council’s planning committee last week refused to give it retrospective approval. The council’s planners say it’s created a parking shortfall in a part of the city already struggling to cope with its increasingly popularity.
The cafe will get another opportunity, with the item automatically referred to full council after a close vote saw the application knocked back three votes to four by the committee.
The unauthorised development is the subject of a council investigation.
The Chook contacted Calogero’s, but got a feisty earful from one of the owners who declined to comment on the record.