Sec­ond fight for First Ave

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Kensington Como - Su­sanne Reilly

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.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt

Peter Es­dale, Ash­ley Buckle, Eileen Wal­ter and Emily and Chris­tine Thomp­son op­pose a three-storey de­vel­op­ment on First Av­enue.

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