Detour on access road
CLAREMONT councillors want North East Precinct developers to consider options other than Graylands Road for an access road to Lot 505 to avoid traffic congestion.
At last week’s council meeting, Cr Karen Wood presented an amendment to the recommended approval for the six-storey residential development comprising 92 multiple dwellings, asking that side roads be considered as access points.
The motion followed a related approval for 142 multiple dwellings over five or six storeys at the neighbouring Lot 504 Graylands Road.
Deputy Mayor Bruce Haynes said design guidelines indicated there should be three access points, not one.
“There’s a 300-bay car park with only one access road,” Cr Haynes said.
A Mirvac spokesman said the company would work with the Town and external consultants to assess the situation.
“We will provide further comment once an outcome has been determined by the Joint Development Assessment Panel early next year,” the spokesman said.
The Graylands Road access point does not comply with the site’s Detailed Area Plan, but avoids having multiple crossovers.
Councillors indicated they were not confident developers would alter the access road because the Metro West JDAP would determine the matter, but it was important to provide the feedback.