City studies hotel rezone

City studies hotel rezone

Rezoning the area from Special Use – Hotel to Residential/Commercial would enable an expansion or redevelopment of the Charles Hotel up to five storeys.

Vincent chief executive Len Kosova said the City received submissions from the hotel owners to rezone the area during its public comment period on the draft scheme.

‘It is anticipated that council will consider all submissions received on the Draft Scheme including the Charles Hotel zoning submission at its meeting on October 7,’ Mr Kosova said.

‘At that stage, council will decide whether to recommend any changes to the advertised Draft Scheme as a result of the submissions we’ve received.

‘The Minister for Planning will be the final decision-maker in respect of the zoning changes proposed by the Draft Scheme.’

Former State government minister and nearby resident Bob Kucera said any five-storey development would have a considerable impact on the area.

‘We will wait and see if council approves the proposal,’ he said.

‘The council has been fairly sensible with development in the area up to this point.

‘But there is some concern that if an amalgamation between the City of Perth and the City of Vincent went ahead, Perth council might not be as sensible with developments.’

A notification letter from the City of Vincent to adjoining property owners incorrectly included 124 Eton Street and 517 Charles Street as forming part of the Charles Hotel submission.