Pass the Parcel
Developer seeks approval for apartment project
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.