1 / 241 Canterbury Road Canterbury VIC 3126

Use of the land as a massage centre and consent for car parking.

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website almost 3 years ago. It was received by them 7 days earlier.

(Source: Boroondara City Council, reference PP16/00043)

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  1. Steven wrote to local councillor Jack Wegman

    Great, another damn "massage parlour". I fear this will not have a happy ending.

    Delivered to local councillor Jack Wegman. They are yet to respond.

  2. R.O. commented

    Is this a serious application? Under the Sex Work Act 1994 Section 74:
    "The responsible authority must REFUSE to grant a permit for a use or development of land for the purposes of the operation of a brothel if ... (3) the land is within 200 metres of a place of worship, hospital, school, education and care service premises, children's services centre or of any other facility or place regularly frequented by children for recreational or cultural activities;
    Why has this application been placed on the Boroondara Planning Register when it so obviously fails the test? What a waste of our rates dealing with this no-brainer.
    For the record, I am opposed to this application.

  3. Concerned resident commented

    I am opposed to this application - massage parlours are just a front for brothels.

  4. Clare Buckley wrote to local councillor Philip Mallis

    I cannot believe that the Boroondara Council is serious about a planning application for a brothel in Canterbury Road ??
    For obvious reasons, the community must vigorously object to this and commit to fighting against it.
    PLEASE, NOT IN OUR BACK YARD !!!

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    Philip Mallis local councillor for Boroondara City Council
    replied to Clare Buckley

    Dear Clare,

    Firstly this is an application for a massage parlour and not a brothel. Not all massage parlours are brothels and not all brothels are massage parlours.

    Secondly, no decision has been made. Council has merely received and registered the application as legally required. More information on the process may be found on the Planning Register on Council's website: http://eservices.boroondara.vic.gov.au/EPlanning/Pages/XC.Track/SearchApplication.aspx?id=562039

    Regards,

    Philip Mallis
    Councillor for Maranoa Ward
    Private Bag 1, Camberwell, Victoria, 3124
    City of Boroondara - Councillors
    Telephone: (03) 9835 7846 | Mobile: 0418 564 410
    Email: philip.mallis@boroondara.vic.gov.au

    Please consider the environment before printing this email

  5. Clare Buckley commented

    Is this a legitimate massage parlour or is it a brothel ?
    The extremely scantily clad Asian women featured in their advertisement strongly suggests the latter.!!!
    Again I say, not in my back yard.

  6. Maree commented

    I found the advertisement for the brothel on Locanto, it gives the impression the business is already operating from this address. Pictures of four Asian girls, one is nude and two are flashing their underwear, 100% convinced they are hookers. Boroondara council tell the truth. As a resident of Boroondara I do not want brothels in the area, especially ones that are likely to be involved in human trafficking!

  7. Petra Morris wrote to local councillor Jane Addis

    The pics in their advertisement on Locanto are an obvious indication that there is more than massage on offer.
    Go to this link before it is deleted:

    http://m.locanto.com.au/vic/ID_602699248/Canterbury-Asian-Massage.html

    Boroondara council is not protecting rate payers, not enforcing bylaws and subsequently allowing the exploitation of these young women. Firstly the operation is not offering a standard massage service. It's clearly offering sexual services to 'Guys'. And secondly its operating in any case without a permit approved.

    You need to act now Councillor and stop being bureaucratic. This is wrong. Shut it down.

    Delivered to local councillor Jane Addis. They are yet to respond.

  8. Nita K wrote to local councillor Philip Mallis

    Dear Mr Mallis,
    I refer to your response to Claire that the application Boroondara City Council, reference PP16/00043 claiming that the application may not necessarily be for a brothel. Perhaps the link to their brazen advertisement provided by Petra Morris should open all the elected councillors eyes a bit to see what is going on right under their collective noses. Leaves little to the imagination about what services they provide, no?

    Just in case the massage brothel decides to remove their advert while we debate this issue, I've uploaded some screen shots here:
    http://imgur.com/a/dsBgZ

    To summarise:
    This parlour is literally opposite a park/Canterbury gardens frequented by little children and teens; a few metres from the church; 1.4 kms to Canterbury Primary School.

    From the advertisement I am rather aghast to learn that this brothel has been operating right under your noses as an ongoing business/concern. So what exactly have council been doing all this time? We residents have been paying ever increasing rates to Boroondara council and funding fat-cat salaries for what? I sincerely request the elected councillors to act on the concerns of all your rate paying residents and shut down the brothel immediately.

    Kind regards,
    Nita K

    Delivered to local councillor Philip Mallis. They are yet to respond.

  9. Maree wrote to local councillor Jane Addis

    I went for a walk today to confirm the brothel is operating from 241 Canterbury Road, Canterbury, discovered another asian massage centre at 197 Canterbury Road, Canterbury, also is advertising on Locanto with the message "different asian young girls every day fresh". I suspect this is also a brothel, directly across the road from the childcare centre in Canterbury gardens.

    Delivered to local councillor Jane Addis. They are yet to respond.

  10. Concerned resident wrote to local councillor Jane Addis

    What exactly have the Boroondara councillors being doing all this time? 2 brothels operating right under their noses. Pretty sure there are several more lurking around.

    Delivered to local councillor Jane Addis. They are yet to respond.

  11. Concerned resident wrote to local councillor Jane Addis

    What exactly have the Boroondara councillors been doing all this time? 2 brothels operating right under their noses. Pretty sure there are several more lurking around.

    Delivered to local councillor Jane Addis. They are yet to respond.

  12. Lynette commented

    @John..... You are off topic. Find another forum for your views!

    @ Boroondara Council, in particular Cr. Jane Addis. Please stand up for the residents of Maling Ward against this issue and any other Brothel ('Massage Parlour' in disguise) operating in our residential neighbourhood. The 'Massage Parlour' ads (comments and photos) are sleazy and already suggest 1 / 241 Canterbury Road, Canterbury VIC 3126 is operating (presumably without the approved permit).
    The premises is opposite Canterbury Gardens which has a children's Play Group/Toy Library; a Maternal & Child Health Centre; also adjoins Interchange Inner East (a respite service for children and young adults) and Burke & Beyond Centre (a Day Service and Education centre for young adults with a disability). It is also within 200 metres of Aged residents living in BASS Care Independent Living Units @ 6 Rochester Rd. and elderly/aged residents who attend the Canterbury Centre, 2 Rochester Road, Canterbury which is open 7 days a week for meals and recreational activities.
    A 'Massage Parlour' would be totally inappropriate in the area for the reasons stated above.

  13. Clare Buckley commented

    Is this a legitimate massage parlour or is it a brothel ?
    The extremely scantily clad Asian women featured in their advertisement strongly suggests the latter.!!!
    Again I say, not in my back yard.

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