De­tour on ac­cess road

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By DENISE S CAHILL

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.

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