A Perth bikie gang's attempt to save its illegally built clubhouse from demolition failed when the City of Vincent rejected a plan to transform it into a "lodging house".
The Comancheros have used the city building at the rear of Fitness and Fight Centre in Wellman Street since about 2009 in their push for a foothold in WA.
But after complaints from nearby businesses and residents, the council found the clubhouse was built without planning permission and ordered its destruction.
The order was put on hold when Tekwise, a company owned by Ronald Parr - the man police say is the Comancheros president in WA - applied to have the building converted into a 70-bed guest house with a reading room.
A shortage of accommodation in Vincent meant the council had to assess the application before upholding the demolition order made this year. "The proposed development does not protect and enhance the health, safety and general welfare of the city's inhabitants," the council said.
It gave the owner or applicants on behalf of the owners 28 days to remove the rear addition.
The council was told the front of the building had been firebombed "and there are concerns regarding the safety of residents if this were to happen again".
In February, councillors were told of "sinister and disruptive" activity around the Wellman Street clubhouse and "antisocial and intimidating" behaviour.
In 2010, the clubhouse, referred to as "the shed" by gang members and associates, was part of a police surveillance operation targeting the then acting Comancheros president Steve "Shorty" Milenkovski.
Operation Baystone was in tandem with a bigger international drug trafficking crackdown codenamed Hoffman, run by the Australian Crime Commission.
It resulted in Milenkovski being jailed for 17 years over methylamphetamine valued at $3.8 million being smuggled into WA.
In August, _The West Australian _reported that Milenkovski's demise split the Comancheros and the clubhouse was stripped of gang property, including an "aquarium bar".'There are concerns regarding the safety of residents if this were to happen again.'" *Council report on fire bombing *