City of Perth supports 27-level mixed-use development at Pier Street

Proposed development for Pier Street, Perth
Proposed development for Pier Street, Perth

A 27-LEVEL mixed-use development that will include social and affordable housing proposed for Pier Street, Perth has the City of Perth tick of approval.

Commissioners approved plans for 184 apartments, of which 30 per cent will be either social or affordable housing, a café-restaurant, community shared space and 183 car parking bays on Tuesday night, which will be forwarded to the WA Planning Commission that has the final say.

The Department of Communities, which owns the land at 195 Pier Street, proposes to partner with developer Peet Limited for the development.

City administration had recommended refusal for the development application presented by Roberts Day in its current form because it was non-compliant with plot ratio but Commissioner Andrew Hammond proposed an alternative recommendation to support the plans with several conditions.

One is that a vacant portion of land adjacent to the development site that is also owned by the Department of Communities, become additional community space or garden so it does not become a dust bowl or used for unofficial parking.

Mr Hammond said the shortage of social housing in Perth was well known and documented and this would add to the stock available.

Roberts Day partner Ryan Darby said not-for-profit group Town Team Movement had already registered interest in the community tenancy for use as its head office.