Momentum Wealth revises plans for Wright Street development

Momentum Wealth revises plans for Wright Street development

DEVELOPERS Momentum Wealth have submitted new plans for a development in Wright Street, Highgate, in response to local concerns about the original proposal.

The original plan for a five-level development was rejected by the City of Vincent and the Metro West Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) before Momentum Wealth appealed to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).

On April 4, the SAT hosted a meeting on-site with local residents, Vincent councillors, JDAP members and project proponents.

Last year residents collected more than 130 signatures opposed to the original plans.

Then Vincent mayor John Carey said the plan was “too much for the site” and “unable to meet the landscape requirement, the setbacks or the plot ratio”.

Momentum Wealth held a public forum near the site in March and recently submitted new plans to the City in the hope they would address the concerns raised by the council and locals about the height, bulk and scale of the proposal.

A company spokesman said that following consultation with the community and the City of Vincent, it had “reduced the project’s height, footprint and overall size as well as increased setbacks to all four boundaries of the property, while maintaining our aim of delivering a high-quality project that reflects the character of the surrounding streetscape”.

“These changes have also allowed for more open space to accommodate more mature trees, front gardens and outdoor terraces that have direct access to the street, which is consistent with neighbouring properties,” he said.

“We believe the redesign has addressed the issues raised by the community and the City of Vincent.”

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