Maylands: Metro Central JDAP gives green light to stage two of Unison Development

The original perspective image of the development application.
The original perspective image of the development application.

THE Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel has approved stage two of the Unison development on Railway Parade in Maylands, comprising a three-storey mixed use building with 120 apartments and three commercial tenancies.

Applicant Finbar Group’s proposal for a three-storey development worth $21 million, including a four-storey corner element, with one restaurant, two offices and apartments, was unanimously supported by the panel at its meeting this morning.

Conditions include a construction management plan, acoustic noise modelling report, refuse and recycling management plan, landscaping, reticulation and setback variations.

In May 2014, JDAP approved an application for 347 apartments, one restaurant, one convenience store and two offices.

Stage one was located on the south-western portion of the development adjoining Tenth Avenue, which had been constructed and was currently occupied by residents.

The original proposal for stage two comprised a 10-storey residential tower, however it was replaced with a three-storey residential development on the north-eastern portion adjoining Kennedy Street.

Construction will take place within two years of the approval.

The City of Bayswater’s newly-formed Design Review Panel supported the development.

PTS Planning director Peter Simpson said the development had one and two bedroom dwellings and a “significant communal local space” which provided a good interface with the surrounding area.

Finbar Group general manager Scott Cameron said there was also deep soil components in the landscaping.

Panel member and Bayswater Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish said he and neighbouring residents were happy with stage one and supported the lowered height for stage two.