WAPC decision on corner block
THE WA Planning Commission (WAPC) will now decide on a contentious plan to subdivide a corner lot at 136 Victoria Street opposed by Mosman Park Council last month. “We have spent a lot of time deciding where we can accommodate the 800 new dwellings wanted by the WAPC in the Town, but this block is not in one of those precincts, and if we did we’d need a full precinct review,” Mayor Ron Norris said. Shenton Park-based proponent Cottage and Engineering Services wants to create nonconforming lots of 393sq m and 397sq m, which planning rules required should be minimums of 450sq m and 350sq m. Cr Zenda Johnson said she supported the smaller blocks because they were an opportunity to tackle WAPC infill requirements with a “gentle approach”, and not mediumand high-density housing, such as the Taskers development on the Town’s border with North Fremantle. It was agreed the proposed subdivision was inconsistent with the current pattern of houses and development near the Victoria Street corner.