Ruling consistent with new precinct
A SPOKESMAN for developer of the 29-storey tower at 74 Mill Point Road, Edge Visionary Living, says it is in the same Special Design Precinct that has enabled approval of several other towers.
“An obvious example of this is the recently approved Civic Heart, which received unanimous approval by the JDAP for a 37-level building,” he said.
In a previous statement to the the City of South Perth said that while disappointed by the decision to approve the tower, the JDAP overrode council rulings for developments over $10 million.
Objections to the proposed development included removal of trees, blocked views, increased traffic, damage to the water table and lack of setback from the footpath.
“The development at 74 Mill Point Road has fuelled ongoing discontent about the way the JDAP process is operating in Perth,” Vicki Redden said. “The hundreds of ratepayers who attended the South Perth Special Electors meeting, left believing that there was no prospect of the development being approved by JDAP.”
The developer said the residents’ concerns had been addressed.
“An independent consultant has clearly demonstrated a marginal impact on overall traffic from the development, a position supported by council’s engineering department,” the spokesman said. “Water table issues are not unique to our site and are readily manageable, as other developments in South Perth have demonstrated.
“The street setback is in line with the guidelines, with the car parking having been set back, at significant cost, to ensure the protection of the tree, in line with an arborist report.
“The site is well serviced by significant public transport through the high frequency bus service along Mill Point Road as well as the ferry service only 400m away. It will also add to the appeal of the future South Perth train station, the site being in the train station precinct.”