Parties in Unison on building
THE Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel has approved stage 2 of the Unison development on Railway Parade in Maylands, comprising a threestorey mixed-use building with 120 apartments and three commercial tenancies.
Applicant Finbar Group’s proposal for a three-storey development worth $21 million, including a four-storey corner element, with one restaurant, two offices and apartments, was unanimously supported by the panel at its August 3 meeting.
Conditions include a construction management plan, acoustic noise modelling report, refuse and recycling management plan, landscaping, reticulation and setback variations.
In May 2014, JDAP approved an application for 347 apartments, one restaurant, one convenience store and two offices.
Stage 1 is on the southwestern portion of the development adjoining Tenth Avenue and is occupied by residents.
The original proposal for stage 2 comprised a 10storey residential tower, but it was replaced with a three-storey residential development on the northeastern portion adjoining Kennedy Street.
Construction will take place within two years of the approval.
The City of Bayswater’s newly formed Design Review Panel supported the development.
PTS Planning director Peter Simpson said the development had one and two-bedroom dwellings and a “significant communal local space” which provided a good interface with the surrounding area.
Finbar Group general manager Scott Cameron said there was significant landscaping potential.
Panel member and Bayswater Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish said he and neighbouring residents were happy with stage 1 and supported the lowered height for stage 2.
The original perspective image of the development application