New ten­an­cies given ap­proval

Wanneroo Weekender - - News - Laura Pond

SIX com­mer­cial ten­an­cies have been ap­proved in Ashby de­spite con­cern over a 200-bay park­ing short­fall.

The Metro North West Devel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel gave ap­proval for the ten­an­cies, with po­ten­tial uses in­clud­ing a med­i­cal cen­tre, res­tau­rant, bank, vet or hair­dresser, at the corner of Hol­losy Way and Fo­mi­atti Street.

A re­port by the City of Wan­neroo pre­sented at the May 30 meet­ing said there was a 43bay park­ing short­fall at the sub­ject site and 200-bay short­fall across the en­tire cen­tre, which ex­tends to the ex­ist­ing tav­ern and ser­vice sta­tion.

It noted a pre­vi­ous ap­pli­ca­tion for seven ten­an­cies at the east­ern part of the site was ap­proved de­spite a 124-bay short­fall be­cause on-street park­ing was avail­able and the deficit was less when as­sessed un­der the State rather than dis­trict plan­ning scheme.

The re­port found the short­fall ac­cept­able be­cause the re­quire­ment was based on a “worst-case sce­nario” and on­street and re­cip­ro­cal park­ing was avail­able across the cen­tre.

Wan­neroo coun­cil­lors Frank Cvi­tan and Sa­man­tha Fenn were wor­ried about the lack of park­ing, with the lat­ter sug­gest­ing the de­vel­oper pro­vide bays for seniors and fam­i­lies near the en­trance, as it was “un­rea­son­able to ex­pect” them to walk from the tav­ern.

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