Second fight for First Ave
KENSINGTON residents are once again fighting development on First Avenue.
In July, residents won the fight against a development proposal for 10 First Avenue but are now opposing an even bigger development proposed for both 10 and 12 First Avenue.
The first plan included six multiple dwellings in a two-storey building, but the new plan proposes 16 multiple dwellings in a three-storey building.
First Avenue resident Ashley Buckle said the residents were not against development in general but were against a development that would bring a lot more traffic and noise to the street.
He said they would do everything they could to stop the latest proposal being approved.
“If the previous plan didn’t go through, I don’t know why they think this one will,” he said.
First Avenue residents have been rallying together and will continue their protest over the Christmas period.
The City of South Perth received the application for the new development in November and it will go straight to the Development Assessment Panel in February for a determination.
Peter Esdale, Ashley Buckle, Eileen Walter and Emily and Christine Thompson oppose a three-storey development on First Avenue.