Council nod on apartments
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.