Hous­ing taken to new heights

Stirling Times - - News - Laura Pond

DE­VEL­OP­ERS are push­ing height lim­its in Scar­bor­ough.

Two cur­rent Metropoli­tan Re­de­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity ap­pli­ca­tions are seek­ing dis­cre­tion to build above four storeys within the Scar­bor­ough re­de­vel­op­ment area.

Northerly Group wants to build a seven-storey re­tire­ment liv­ing com­plex at 10 Nau­tilus Cres­cent, while a six-storey res­i­den­tial build­ing is pro­posed op­po­site at 2 Fil­burn Street.

Un­der the Scar­bor­ough De­sign Guide­lines, a devel­op­ment can be ap­proved up to six storeys if it achieves de­sign ex­cel­lence and meets at least one other cri­te­ria, such as a five-star Green Star rat­ing or pro­vid­ing at least 15 per cent of dwellings as af­ford­able hous­ing.

Both pro­pos­als claim to have de­sign ex­cel­lence and the abil­ity to achieve green build­ing re­quire­ments.

The re­tire­ment liv­ing devel­op­ment com­prises two tow­ers 8m apart, less than the re­quired 20m, that will of­fer 51 units aimed at se­niors seek­ing low-care in­de­pen­dent liv­ing op­tions.

Ameni­ties in­clude a hy­drother­apy pool and spa, res­i­dents’ lounge, din­ing rooms and ter­race over­look­ing the ad­ja­cent pub­lic open space. There will also be a com­mu­nal kitchen, men’s shed, hair sa­lon, gym and pi­lates space, com­mu­nal veg­etable gar­den and 98 park­ing bays.

Vari­a­tions to the guide­lines in­clude the build­ing height, tower foot­print and sep­a­ra­tion, site cov­er­age and car park­ing pro­vi­sions.

The Fil­burn Street devel­op­ment will be built around six Nor­folk pines and have 25 units, 43 park­ing bays and com­mu­nal gym, spa and sauna.

It will re­quire build­ing height, over­shad­ow­ing, set­back, pri­vacy and site cov­er­age vari­a­tions.

The plan is open for pub­lic com­ment un­til De­cem­ber 18 and un­til De­cem­ber 5 for the Nau­tilus Cres­cent com­plex at www.mra.wa. gov.au.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the Nau­tilus Cres­cent re­tire­ment devel­op­ment pro­posal.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the Fil­burn Street apart­ments ap­pli­ca­tion.

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