Perth: Cancer concerns raised over rooftop on $122m development at Elizabeth Quay bus station

An artist's impression of the Elizabeth Quay bus station redevelopment.
An artist's impression of the Elizabeth Quay bus station redevelopment.

SKIN cancer concerns have been raised over the “inadequate cover” on the roof of a proposed $122 million partial redevelopment at the Elizabeth Quay bus station.

The redevelopment includes an overhaul of the existing bus station’s transit hall, as well as construction of a nine-level office building, a child care centre and changes to the landscaped plaza.

Perth Commissioners are set to deliver feedback to the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage before the application is determined by the City of Perth Local Development Assessment Panel (LDAP).

After a deputation by PTS town planning director Peter Simpson at the City of Perth briefing session this week, chief commissioner Eric Lumsden asked about the duty of care in regards to the roof covering on the common area of the office building.

He raised a concern about a potential skin cancer risk without adequate covering.

Mr Simpson said it would be “subject to further detail design”.

He said the space would mainly be used for staff functions after business hours.

Mr Simpson said the redevelopment had been planned for “a number of years” and noted the arrival hall was “not fantastic”.

The subject area within the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) site comprises a complex land title arrangement, including three dimensional titles, leases and easements.