Maylands: Metro Central Joint Development Panel approves two-storey development with 10 apartments on Eighth Avenue

An artist's impression of one of the apartments. Picture: JAM Building Design
An artist's impression of one of the apartments. Picture: JAM Building Design

THE Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel has approved 10 apartments on Eighth Avenue in Maylands.

Panel members unanimously supported applicant Urbanista Town Planning’s red brick-themed, two-storey development worth $2.1 million at 25 Eighth Avenue at their October 8 meeting.

They approved it with conditions, despite City of Bayswater officers’ recommending refusal.

Officers’ reasons for refusal included the design presenting “excessive bulk and scale”, open space and lot boundary setbacks not complying.

The panel deferred the original proposal in August before Urbanista consulted the City’s Design Review Panel to address concerns over plot ratio, privacy screening and landscaping.

The approved plan includes a reduction of the plot ratio by 31.28sq m, increase in open space by 47.5sq m, provision of 1.6m privacy screening to upper-storey balconies and more mature landscaping along the south-eastern boundary.

An existing house will be demolished as part of the works.

Three units will have two bedrooms and two bathrooms and seven units have two bedrooms and one bathroom.

Urbanista director Bianca Sandri said they were pleased to have navigated the City’s design panel process and gained approval from the joint panel.

“We believe this development is a high-quality design and a positive outcome for the area,” she said.