CHANGES to commercial units and car bays for the $72 million 10-storey mixed use development in Maylands have been approved by the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).
The 17,238sq m site is located at Lot 89, 245 Railway Parade, Maylands.
An application for 347 apartments, a restaurant, convenience store and two offices was previously approved in May 2014.
The JDAP supported applicant Finbar Group Limited’s proposed amendments, which included two restaurants, 348 apartments and four offices, 5-0 at its meeting this morning.
Stage 2 of the development, which involves a restaurant, three offices and 181 multiple dwellings, will start construction at the north-eastern portion of the site.
Conditions include landscape and reticulation to be completed, carparking for commercial tenancies to be dedicated to each tenancy and a refuse and recycling management plan to be submitted and approved by the City of Bayswater.
The panel also granted PTS Town Planning’s Peter Simpson’s request to remove a condition for all balconies to achieve a minimum functional area of 12sq m in order to allow active or passive use and outdoor living.
Mr Simpson said the size of the balconies satisfied the State Government’s residential design code requirement of “high development objective” and the additional airconditioning units on the balconies would be screened with a Colorbond finish.
However, City planning officer Steven De Piazzi said the airconditioning units would not make the balconies active.
Bayswater Deputy Mayor and panel member Chris Cornish said the additional restaurant and overall development would be great for the area.