WAPC extends public comment period on Meltham Station Precinct Structure Plan

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THE WA Planning Commission (WAPC) has extended public comment time on the Meltham Station Precinct Structure Plan after “a number” of approaches from the City of Bayswater.

The plan has been commissioned by private developers and features buildings up to six storeys, with a decrease in storey heights away from the station.

It is understood Planning Solutions was engaged by Bayswater JV in a joint venture with Pindan and the owners of four lots of land, Tideforce.

Pindan proposes to build 70-110 residential apartments on a 3503sq m Grand Promenade block.

Following a large community outcry, the WAPC agreed to an extra 15 days to consult; it has now pushed the deadline back to March 14.

It is the first time a structure plan prepared by a private developer has come before council.

Mayor Barry McKenna said the plan would shape the development of the area so it was “vital” community members were given sufficient time to review it and provide feedback.

“To make a recommendation to the WAPC, it is important that the feedback we receive reflects the diversity of views present in our community,” he said.

After feedback, councillors will make a recommendation and the WAPC will make the final decision.

To make a submission go to www.engage.bayswater.wa.gov.au.