Perth council bids for SAT and WAPC appeals

King William Street in Bayswater. Picture: David Baylis
King William Street in Bayswater. Picture: David Baylis

BAYSWATER councillors will make their stance on third party appeal rights for town planning decisions known at an upcoming WA Local Government Association meeting.

The council unanimously agreed at its June 12 meeting to lodge a motion to amend WALGA’s preferred model for third party appeal rights at the association’s annual general meeting in August.

Councillors supported Mayor Dan Bull’s amendment to include a clause for local governments and third parties to be able appeal State Administrative Tribunal, WA Planning Commission and Development Assessment Panel decisions.

The model provides guidance around appeals to DAP decisions but not SAT or WAPC decisions.

The council’s WALGA East Metropolitan Zone Management Committee representatives Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish, councillors Catherine Ehrhardt and Giorgia Johnson, will lodge the motion at the August 7 meeting.

Bayswater community and development director Des Abel said officers concurred with the council’s position on third party appeal rights.

Over the years, the council has been involved in various controversial DAP, SAT and WAPC processes including a Dan Murphy’s store in Maylands, six-storey apartments in Bayswater, apartments in the Bayswater wetlands and a Bayswater concrete batching plant.

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