AIreement on access road
THE Town of Claremont has reached a compromise with Mirvac on the access road to 142 apartments in the North East Precinct.
Councillors were concerned that sole access from Graylands Road would cause congestion.
However, last Tuesday the council accepted a minor amendment to the development application moving the entry gates further off Graylands Road beyond the visitor parking.
Deputy Mayor Bruce Haynes said the change meant visitors would not have to go through the gates and residents would drive past visitor parking to the gates, eliminating congestion on Graylands Road.
Cr Haynes said he was not “happy” with the solution but it was an “improvement”.
A Mirvac spokesman said the project team had worked closely with council and were pleased the development was progressing.
In January, council asked the developer to consider side roads for access to the 142 dwellings at Lot 504 as well as the neighbouring Lot 505.
The Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel later approved development applications for the sites but agreed Mirvac should provide evidence that driveway designs would not cause queuing on Graylands Road.