Tower rejected again
A PROPOSED 16-storey development on Kintail Road in Applecross has been knocked back for a second time by the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).
The panel rejected the $39 million proposal at a meeting on December 4, citing concerns about the developer’s request for six extra storeys in the M10 zone.
A total of 91 multiple dwellings were proposed, along with five commercial tenancies, 100sq m of publicly-accessible landscaped space on top of the podium, children’s play equipment, toilets, showers and 185sq m on the podium level for community purposes.
The 20-22 Kintail Road development was rejected in July by the JDAP but was brought back after the State Administrative Tribunal asked the panel to reconsider it, with three minor changes.
The proposed changes were stair access directly from the ground floor to the community benefit space at the top of the podium, reconfiguring and expanding the community benefit space to provide more flexibility and to provide more natural light, and reconfiguring the ground floor to enable a waste truck to enter and exit the site in forward gear.
A motion to approve the development was lost 2-3, with an alternate motion to reject it being passed.
Panel members said the community benefits were not of sufficient significance to allow a 60 per cent increase in the number of floors.
Panel members Christopher Antill and Michael Hardy and Councillor Tim Barling voted for refusal, while acting presiding member Rachel Chapman and councillor Nicole Robins supported the proposal.
A total of nine deputations were made at the meeting, with several residents speaking against the development.
Among the people to speak in favour of the development were WA Apartment Advocacy director Samantha Reece, John Norup, of Norup+Wilson, and Hillam Architects employees.