Main concern is loss of privacy, says resident
ASCOT Waters resident Warren Campbell said he was concerned about privacy, with his front yard visible to every level of the building from the third floor up.
“That is what bothers me the most,” he said.
“A 15-storey development at the end of my street is going to have a material impact on our lives.
“Does a 15-storey building belong in a residential estate where by law our homes are not allowed to be any higher than two storeys?”
Mr Campbell said he was also concerned about the lack of community representation on the Joint Development Assessment Panel.
“One of the greatest fears I have is that we are not going to be represented at the JDAP level,” he said.
Concerns raised by residents will also be included in a Responsible Authority Report that will be submitted by City of Belmont staff to the JDAP by October 14.
The deadline for the RAR has been extended from September 9 to give the Department of Water time to comment.
The property is partially within the Swan and Canning Rivers Development Control Area.
City of Belmont acting chief executive officer Neville Deague encouraged residents to voice their concerns directly to the JDAP.
“The JDAP will already have comments from the submissions received by the City. However, being there personally may assist in making your points,” he said.