Bayswater councillors urge DAP to refuse $2.5m Maylands apartment development

Bayswater councillors urge DAP to refuse $2.5m Maylands apartment development

CITY of Bayswater council has recommended a Development Assessment Panel (DAP) refuse a $2.5 million five-storey apartment block in Maylands.

At this month’s council meeting, council declared its opposition to a 16 multiple dwellings and rooftop garden application by Cockatoo Blue for Caledonian Avenue.

Councillor Dan Bull called on DAP to reject the residential block.

“I throw my hands up in the air,” he said.

“Please… do not approve in its current form.”

According to a City officer’s report, the proposed block did not comply in regards to size, height, boundary setbacks and parking and it was considered it would have an “undue impact on the amenity”.

The applicants elected for DAP to assess the proposal and not the City of Bayswater, as it fell within the $2 to $7 million “opt-in” range.

All councillors except Cr John Rifici supported the refusal recommendation.