Vincent councillor fails to get support to stop ‘over-regulating’ acoustic report for development

Artist's impression of the West Perth development.
Artist's impression of the West Perth development.

CITY of Vincent councillor Joshua Topelbergs’s attempt to quash an “over-regulating” acoustic report for a proposed development did not gain support.

The acoustic report was one of the conditions placed on applicant Property Projex for a proposed development for four two-storey attached grouped dwellings at 39 Cowle Street, West Perth.

Cr Topelberg asked if the building was double-brick why an acoustic report was necessary.

A staff member advised it was recommended because the balconies would be adjoined to bedrooms with the potential for noise from airconditioning units to cause disruption.

Cr Topelberg moved a motion to delete the condition, due to over-regulation.

“We are asking for something that is not necessary,” he said.

Cr Matt Buckels agreed, but the motion did not receive enough support from other councillors to pass.

Mayor Emma Cole said the $4000 cost to prepare the report was “not a sufficient” cost to the applicant.

The application for the development was carried.