This Bali-inspired backyard is the perfect setting to enjoy spring.
A THREE-STOREY Duncraig development offering “apartments for life” has been approved.
The Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel endorsed Carine Developments’ $4.2 million project at 449, 451 and 453 Beach Road at its September 1 meeting.
MJA Studio architect Sophie Bottcher described the 21unit complex as “extremely well located” close to transport and shops.
She said the townhouses would have a minimum of two bedrooms and the facility incorporated a roof deck and outdoor living space for social interaction.
The site has a dual density coding of R20/R60 and is in the City of Joondalup’s housing opportunity area.
Joondalup councillor Philippa Taylor queried the parking provisions and the City confirmed there was a one bay shortfall overall but it was satisfied as each dwelling would have its own bay.
Specialist member John Syme was pleased with the design apart from the lack of areas exposed to sun, which Ms Bottcher said was a reason for including a roof deck.
City planning services manager Chris Leigh said adjoining landowners had been consulted and acknowledged they were worried about the building height, that it was not in keeping with the suburb, potential privacy issues and associated noise, but the City considered the development was appropriate.
Cr Christine HamiltonPrime praised the “very attractive design” and said it would help with residential infill. Cr Taylor said the proposal was in line with State Government housing initiatives.
“It’s suitable for our ageing population to be 200m from Carine shops,” she said.
Panel members unanimously supported the project subject to conditions, including the City’s approval of detailed landscaping, security and access management and rubbish collection plans before development.
THE Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel has deferred its decision on a $25 million aged care facility in Alkimos.
A report by the City of Wanneroo recommended refusing Aegis Aged Care Group’s application for the facility on Magellan Road because the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) deemed the bushfire management plan unacceptable as there was only one access road.
Planning Solutions director Tayne Evershed, who presented on behalf of the application, said they had engaged with the City and DFES and it was proposed an existing service road could be extended to provide temporary emergency access.
Mr Evershed said there were a couple of options and believed the issue could be resolved in the next 18-24 months before construction started.
Presiding member Karen Hyde and fellow panellists were uncomfortable about the lack of clarity.
“There are so many areas outside your control,” she said.
Specialist member John Syme said they could not approve it unless they had “something better”.
The panel resolved to defer the decision for four weeks to enable the City and applicant to investigate options for bushfire emergency access.
THIS Ridgewood property offers space for the whole family.
The owners bought the 2007 build four years ago and have been updating it ever since.
“The bones and floorplan of the house were awesome; however it lacked a lot so we made a number of changes including building the Balistyle gazebo by the pool and a massive amount of planting to create a tropical and lush feel,” they said.
“We also set up the theatre room with a screen and projector, installed eight large solar panels that have reduced our electricity bill immensely and added in new lighting, ceiling fans, kitchen benchtops, feature wallpaper and carpet to the main bedroom and fresh paint.”
Central to the home is the huge open-plan living and dining area with easy-care porcelain tiles, while further living space is afforded by a games room opening out to the covered patio.
This area is overlooked by the chef’s kitchen, which features quality stainless steel appliances, pantry, microwave nook and large breakfast bar.
The massive master suite has plush carpet, a feature wall, ceiling fan, his and hers walkin robe and a modern ensuite. Three king-size minor bedrooms with built-in robes share the main bathroom with shower, bath and vanity.
“The house has suited us for entertaining as we have a large grown-up family with grandchildren so it accommodated us all with ease,” the owners said.
The bus stop around the corner offers easy access to Clarkson train station, it is just one minute’s drive to the new section of the freeway and schools, shops, parklands and, of course, the beach are all in easy access.
An artist’s impression of the proposed Duncraig residential development.