No raining on Parade
CITY FAVOURS 31-STOREY BUILDING
THE City of South Perth has recommended an application for a 31storey development on Melville Parade in South Perth be approved by the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) this week.
On February 9, the JDAP deferred its determination for three months to allow the City to discuss whether modifications could be made to the podium to reduce amenity impacts on neighbouring properties.
The modifications for reconsideration included reducing the height, scale and setbacks from Bowman Street and providing underground carparking.
On May 4, the City received amended plans that included a 4.5m reduction in the building’s overall height, with 2.2m of that loss from the podium, entrance and egress from Melville Parade rather than Bowman Street and reduced podium setbacks from the eastern and northern boundaries.
However, the new amendments have made the application noncompliant with the non-residential plot ratio. It does not meet the deemed requirement by 211.72sq m.
City officers said in their report that “in isolation, some of modifications may not appear to have contributed towards ‘significantly reduced (amenity) impacts, however the collective alterations were considered substantial”.
A special council meeting was held on June 13 to determine whether to support the officer’s recommendation but there were not enough councillors in attendance to hold a vote.