Parcel Property lodges Iterno Bayswater subdivision application as community group expresses concern

Iterno Bayswater development. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.
Iterno Bayswater development. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

DEVELOPERS Parcel Property have lodged an amended subdivision application for the Iterno Bayswater development project to the WA Planning Commission (WAPC).

The site is owned by the D’Orazio family and is located at Lots 6-10 Leake Street, next to Riverside Gardens and the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary.

It is also located on the boundary of the Carter’s wetlands, which was bought by the City of Bayswater for $3.5 million in October 2017.

The application includes landscape buffers to the wetlands, 23 single residential lots and a drop of three lots from the original WAPC approval.

Iterno Bayswater development. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

Proposed landscaping includes revegetation of Carter’s wetlands (Lot 14) boundary, King William Street boundary and the Riverside Gardens interface, front gardens and waterwise gardens, the protection of external trees and planting public fruit trees.

The application will by considered by Bayswater Council at the July 17 committee meeting.

Parcel Property has released a preliminary plan for interested buyers as part of its marketing campaign.

No Houses In Wetlands spokeswoman Deborah Bowie said the group was concerned about the future management of rubbish and building products during the future construction process.

The Carter’s wetlands. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

“Issue number one is the replacement of the (60 mature) trees and making sure that there is adequate buffers by getting an independent environment assessment about what sort of buffers are going to be best,” she said.

A Parcel Property spokesman said the development would include residential lots with single or double storeys and be constructed in accordance with the City’s policies and WAPC’s residential design codes.

“The decision to provide buffers to King William Street and Lot 14 was made by the owners of the land with the intention of increasing the quality of the interface with the immediate surrounds and providing a more sympathetic development,” he said.

He said rubbish issues were not anticipated during civil construction, despite assertions from the community.

The Carter’s wetlands. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

“It is reasonable to expect that the City of Bayswater will impose rubbish management conditions as a condition of building licence, which is common practice in most other local authorities,” he said.

“All historic contamination concerns from the site have been addressed and the land is no longer listed on the Contaminated Sites Register.

“These works have been completed in a sympathetic nature with minimal complaints from residents.

“There has been no impact on surrounding open space areas throughout this process.”

He said construction was expected to start in late 2018, following advice from geotechnical engineers which is a condition of subdivision approval.

City of Bayswater to meet with No Houses In Wetlands

Ms Bowie said the group met with the City on May 15 and would be setting another meeting within the next two weeks.

Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said a further meeting would take place following Tuesday night’s committee meeting.

“The City had discussions pre-lodgement of the amended subdivision application following purchase of the Carter’s land in that the approved subdivision plan could no longer rely on the cul-de-sac placements on the Carter’s land,” he said.

Maylands MLA Lisa Baker said she would watch the Iterno development with “extreme interest” and protect the Carter’s wetlands from being impacted negatively by any of the activities.