City of Bayswater’s independent Design Review Panel to be chaired by Bedford architect

Front Row: Kris Mainstone; Chairman Philip Gresley and Mayor Dan Bull. Back: Planning and development services director Des Abel, Dominic Snellgrove, Patrick Miller, Lee Syminton, Carmel van Ruth and Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish.
Front Row: Kris Mainstone; Chairman Philip Gresley and Mayor Dan Bull. Back: Planning and development services director Des Abel, Dominic Snellgrove, Patrick Miller, Lee Syminton, Carmel van Ruth and Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish.

CITY of Bayswater’s independent Design Review Panel will help applicants in building high quality developments and liveable neighbourhoods.

The panel consists of six members and is chaired by Bedford resident and Gresley Abas Architects and Urban Designers managing director Philip Gresley.

Members will provide impartial advice to the council on major development applications.

Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said the panel’s aim was to work in partnership with the City and applicants to ensure developments were well-designed and enhanced streetscapes.

“It’s about awesome, contextual urban design, creating liveable neighbourhoods and a built form that preserves the unique character of our suburbs,” he said.

“Not only will this lead to better, higher quality developments, but it will streamline the application and decision making process.

“Encouraging applicants to engage with our Design Review Panel early will allow greater flexibility and reduce red tape, which is important in getting the best outcomes possible for our ratepayers and residents.”

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