Coun­cil nod on apart­ments

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A SEVEN-storey de­vel­op­ment in­clud­ing a su­per­mar­ket and 143 apart­ments for the North East Precinct was­ap­proved by Clare­mont Coun­cil at a spe­cial meet­ing last Monday.

“It will bring yet another defin­ing el­e­ment to the precinct, and will be a land­mark build­ing,” Mayor Jock Barker said.

Black­burne Prop­erty Group pro­posed the 4913sq m build­ing at the in­ter­sec­tion of Davies and Shen­ton roads, at the south-west cor­ner of the Clare­mont Foot­ball Club Oval.

A coun­cil staff re­port said pro­posed non-pri­vate ten­ants in­cluded a 1077sqm IGA su­per­mar­ket and its bot­tleshop, a 123sq m café, an Amana aged care of­fice, and other com­mer­cial op­er­a­tors on Davies Road.

There would be 260 car bays and 142 bike racks for res­i­dents of the apart­ments, which would com­prise of one bed­room flats 55-63sqm, two beds of 64-98sq m, and three beds at 102-138sq m.

How­ever, some coun­cil­lors were con­cerned about the im­pact of car con­ges­tion from more de­vel­op­ment in the town, and the coun­cil had to re­fer to its traf­fic management plan for the new precinct.

Mr Barker said con­ges­tion re­sult­ing from the need for greater den­sity and the de­mand for apart­ments was go­ing to be “dif­fi­cult” for the town, which was al­ready a heavy traf­fic area, un­til a proper trans­port plan had been de­vel­oped for all of Perth.

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