Res­i­dents get win but vow to keep fight­ing

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

THEY cel­e­brated the 38-storey build­ing be­ing knocked back last week but a South Perth res­i­dents’ group will con­tinue to chal­lenge more high-rise de­vel­op­ments.

The de­vel­op­ment at 88 Mill Point Road was re­jected at a joint de­vel­op­ment as­sess­ment panel meet­ing for be­ing pre­dom­i­nantly res­i­den­tial.

This de­vel­op­ment was the first to be re­jected af­ter a Supreme Court rul­ing last month halted a build­ing at 74 Mill Point Road be­cause of an un­bal­anced mix of com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties.

Spokes­woman for Save the South Perth Penin­sula Vicki Red­den said an ap­pli­ca­tion for the de­vel­op­ment at 74 Mill Point Road had been re­sub­mit­ted and now in­cluded an ex­tra 147 ser­viced apart­ments to meet the com- mer­cial and res­i­den­tial ra­tio.

This changed the plan from 29 storeys to 44.

“We will be chal­leng­ing this de­vel­op­ment as ser­viced apart­ments do noth­ing more than nor­mal apart­ments to in­crease em­ploy­ment,” Ms Red­den said.

“Ev­ery­one knows there’s no mar­ket for so many ser­viced apart­ments in South Perth.”

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