Pass the Par­cel

De­vel­oper seeks ap­proval for apart­ment pro­ject

Eastern Reporter - - Front Page - Kristie Lim

DE­VEL­OPER Par­cel Prop­erty has lodged an amended sub­di­vi­sion ap­pli­ca­tion for the Iterno Bayswa­ter pro­ject to the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion.

The site at lots 6-10 Leake Street, next to River­side Gar­dens and Eric Sin­gle­ton Bird Sanc­tu­ary, is owned by the D’Orazio fam­ily. It is also on the bound­ary of Carter’s wet­lands, which was bought by the City of Bayswa­ter for $3.5 mil­lion in Oc­to­ber 2017.

The ap­pli­ca­tion in­cludes land­scape buf­fers to the wet­lands, 23 sin­gle res­i­den­tial lots and a re­duc­tion of three lots from the orig­i­nal WAPC ap­proval.

Pro­posed land­scap­ing in­cludes reveg­e­ta­tion of the Carter’s wet­lands (Lot 14) bound­ary, King Wil­liam Street bound­ary and the River­side Gar­dens in­ter­face, wa­ter­wise gar­dens, pro­tec­tion of ex­ter­nal trees, and plant­ing of pub­lic fruit trees.

Bayswa­ter Coun­cil will con­sider the ap­pli­ca­tion on July 17.

No Houses In Wet­lands spokes­woman Deb­o­rah Bowie said the group was con­cerned about the man­age­ment of rub­bish and build­ing prod­ucts dur­ing con­struc­tion.

“Is­sue num­ber one is the re­place­ment of the (60 ma­ture) trees and... get­ting an in­de­pen­dent en­vi­ron­ment as­sess­ment,” she said.

A Par­cel Prop­erty spokesman said the de­vel­op­ment would be built in ac­cor­dance with the City’s poli­cies and WAPC’s res­i­den­tial de­sign codes.

“The de­ci­sion to pro­vide buf­fers to King Wil­liam Street and Lot 14 was made by the own­ers of the land with the in­ten­tion of in­creas­ing the qual­ity of the in­ter­face with the im­me­di­ate sur­rounds and pro­vid­ing a more sym­pa­thetic de­vel­op­ment,” the spokesman said.

He said rub­bish is­sues were not an­tic­i­pated dur­ing civil con­struc­tion, de­spite as­ser­tions from the com­mu­nity.

“It is rea­son­able to ex­pect that the City of Bayswa­ter will im­pose rub­bish man­age­ment con­di­tions as a con­di­tion of build­ing li­cence, which is com­mon prac­tice in most other lo­cal au­thor­i­ties,” he said.

“These works have been com­pleted in a sym­pa­thetic na­ture with min­i­mal com­plaints from res­i­dents.”

He said con­struc­tion was ex­pected to start in late 2018, fol­low­ing ad­vice from geotech­ni­cal en­gi­neers, which was a con­di­tion of sub­di­vi­sion ap­proval.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d484700

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