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The business owner of a massage parlour in Padstow has been ordered to pay more
than $11,000 for breaching the conditions of their development consent.
Under the development consent, the Padstow Parade premises is to be used as a
massage parlour, which includes therapeutic massage, acupuncture and traditional
But in July last year, Council received a complaint alleging the premises was breaching
consent and offering sex services.
Council officers investigated the premises and informed the business owner they could
not operate after 7pm on a Saturday or Sunday, and they could not provide sex
The licensee was also told that failure to comply with these conditions might result in
Council issuing penalty notices or criminal proceedings.
Council conducted further enquiries through external consultant, All State Investigations,
who confirmed in a report to Council that in October, the licensee of the premises was
using it to provide sex services.
The licensee appeared in Bankstown Local Court last month where they pleaded guilty.
City of Canterbury Bankstown Administrator, Richard Colley, commended Council
Officers on their vigilance.
“Let this be an example to other business owners, currently obstructing their consent, that they will be penalised and could face a hefty fine such as this business owner,” Mr
“Make no mistake, our council Officers will take the necessary enforcement action if
businesses are caught breaching the development consent.”
If you are unsure of the conditions in your development consent, you can request a copy
from either one of Canterbury-Bankstown’s Customer Service Centres.
6/06/2017 10:03 AM