Communitynews .com.au the corner of Railway and Congdon streets, near Swanbourne railway station, from R20 to R65 for 13 apartments in three-storey cluster on sloping blocks.
When reconsidering the application last September, Cottesloe councillors were told that by advertising the proposal it would go to the Government, and the WA Planning Commission gave its nod last Wednesday.
Mr Hammond said the association would now oppose developments contrary to the planning scheme which residents had “fought” to get and it would monitor Mr Baverstock’s development.
Cottesloe chief executive Mat Humfrey said advice from the WAPC said the rezoning was “not substantial” and it did not need more advertising, so a report on its decision would go to the council in June.
“It’s gone through and I’m very happy about it a day before my birthday,” Mr Baverstock said.
Asked when he would start construction, he said he would have to consider “technical matters and documentation”.
The apartments’ neighbours feared any rezoning would set a precedent for other sites across Cottesloe.
“I understand and agree with them that spot zonings shouldn’t be in residential streets, but this is right next to a train station,” Mr Baverstock said.
The latest design for the apartments near Swanbourne train station.