Re­vised plan backed

Wanneroo Times - - News - Tyler Brown

AN apart­ment build­ing has been ap­proved for a sub­ur­ban street in Heathridge.

The de­vel­op­ment at 50 and 52 Lit­to­rina Av­enue orig­i­nally pro­posed 14 units and was unan­i­mously re­fused by the Metro North­West Joint De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel in June be­cause it was con­sid­ered an “over-de­vel­op­ment” of the site.

The ap­pli­cant ap­pealed the de­ci­sion to the State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal, which re­sulted in a re­vised pro­posal for 12 twobed­room units.

The panel was in­vited to re­con­sider its de­ci­sion on Thurs­day, with a rec­om­men­da­tion to con­di­tion­ally ap­prove the re­vised plans.

CF Town Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment di­rec­tor Carlo Fami­ano said other changes pro­posed were to re­move park­ing bays from the verge, move a store­room closer to unit 1, more trees and land­scap­ing and to re­design the fa­cade “to give it more char­ac­ter”.

He said though they were still seek­ing some dis­cre­tions, in­clud­ing in­creased build­ing height in some parts, re­duced up­per­floor set­backs, bal­cony ar­eas and land­scap­ing, re­moval of ma­ture trees and a short­fall of bi­cy­cle park­ing bays, they were mi­nor and mainly be­cause of the “ir­reg­u­lar shaped block”.

“The de­vel­op­ment meets the ob­jec­tives and in­tent of what can be built in hous­ing op­por­tu­nity ar­eas and it of­fers diver­sity of hous­ing,” he said.

Edge­wa­ter res­i­dent Joanna Quan ar­gued the de­vel­op­ment would still not fit in with the “ex­ist­ing or in­tended de­vel­op­ments in the area”.

Joon­dalup plan­ning ser­vices man­ager Chris Leigh said the site suited a higher-den­sity de­vel­op­ment be­cause it was op­po­site a nat­u­ral area, 100m from a pri­mary school, 200m from Ocean Reef Road and 250m from a shop­ping cen­tre.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the re­vised pro­posal for 12 units.

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