The WA Planning Commission will consider rezoning a site on the corner of Guildford Road and King William Street.
THE City of Bayswater has approved rezoning a vacant site on Guildford Road to allow a four- to six-storey apartment building.
Councillors voted 8-1 for a proposed amendment to the City’s Town Planning Scheme No.24 to rezone Lot 22, 454 Guildford Road, Bayswater, from a density code of R40 to R80 at the October 9 committee meeting.
The WA Planning Commission will make the final decision on the proposed scheme amendment.
Applicant Planning Solutions had proposed to modify the zoning to a density code of RAC3, which proposed a height limit of six storeys and a plot ratio of 2:0.
But City officers rejected this proposal as the R80 provisions allowed for four to six storeys and plot ratio of 1:0.
Planning Solutions could receive a bonus of two storeys, subject to the development being exemplary, as determined by the City’s design review panel.
The 3069sq m site was a former petrol station but has been vacant for 24 years.
Planning Solutions senior planner Jesse Dunbar said the RAC3 density code would provide flexibility.
“The bulk and scale of the building and any other associated issues – overshadowing, privacy and access to natural daylight – can be appropriately addressed in the local development plan required to be prepared for the site,” she said.
Cr Catherine Ehrhardt, who voted against the proposal, said the zoning needed to be under RAC3 if it was going to achieve “exemplary design”.
Cr Barry McKenna said it was a “prominent site” and the council wanted developments with good design.
Hillcrest Primary School head girl Denise Nguyen and head boy Byron Murphy.