Coun­cil ‘no’ to de­vel­oper

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SU­BI­ACO coun­cil­lors last week re­jected a con­tro­ver­sial re­quest from de­vel­oper DevWest to add 0.5m height and re­move ref­er­ence to storeys in a scheme amend­ment that would al­low them to re­de­velop 263277 Hay Street and 17-19 Olive Street.

TPG town plan­ning, ur­ban de­sign and her­itage prin­ci­pal Peter Simp­son said in a state­ment that a lim­i­ta­tion on storeys did not al­low for de­sign flex­i­bil­ity.

Mayor Heather Hen­der­son said it would be ir­re­spon­si­ble to change the scheme amend­ment at such a late stage.

“If we take out storeys and add to the height, then the amend­ment would need to go back to pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion,” she said.

Cr Mur­ray Rowe said bulk and scale should be the only de­vel­op­ment is­sues Coun­cil needed to ad­dress.

“We don’t want more red tape, we want more ar­chi­tec­tural flair,” he said.

The Scheme Amend­ment to Su­bi­aco’s Town Plan­ning Scheme 4 is ex­pected to be adopted at the Septem­ber 23 coun­cil meet­ing.

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