Rul­ing con­sis­tent with new precinct

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

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.”

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