Decision on $13.8m East Perth hotel proposal deferred until after local council election

Artist's impression of the proposed hotel.
Artist's impression of the proposed hotel.

A DECISION on a proposed $13.8 million hotel in East Perth will not be made until after this month’s council election.

At the September 26 council meeting, City of Perth councillor Judy McEvoy suggested a decision on the 16-level, 85-room hotel, proposed for 180 Bennett Street, be deferred back to the committee.

A single storey already on the site would be demolished to make way for the hotel if the application is passed.

The hotel would also include a bar/restaurant on the ground floor, rooms from 19sq m to 22sq m in size, and a gym.

“I feel uncomfortable about it and I just think that it needs further consideration particularly on the built form outcomes and the impact and amenity of surrounding area and the neighbours; I think there’s some concern about it,” Ms McEvoy said.

More than 20 submissions were received during the advertising process, with respondents concerned with the building’s height, lack of on-site parking, overshadow on adjoining properties to the south and potential noise during construction.

The next planning committee meeting will be held on November 14, after local government council election on October 21.

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