Residents get win but vow to keep fighting
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.”