City of Joondalup seeking feedback on proposed four-storey apartments in Duncraig

An artist impression of the proposed apartments at 9 and 11 Davallia Road, Duncraig.
An artist impression of the proposed apartments at 9 and 11 Davallia Road, Duncraig.

THE City of Joondalup is seeking feedback on a proposed four-storey apartment building in Duncraig.

The application proposes 13 units across 9 and 11 Davallia Road, comprising 12 two-bedroom apartments and one one-bedroom apartment across two main storeys.

It also proposes a lower level carpark, with 25 residential car parking bays and two visitor bays, and a roof terrace.

The applicant is seeking discretions with a proposed increased building size and height, reduced setbacks, privacy, open space and provision of one-bedroom dwellings, overshadowing more than 25 per cent, and the visitor car parking being provided on site and behind a security barrier rather than outside of the barrier.

An artist impression of the proposed apartments at 9 and 11 Davallia Road, Duncraig.

Submissions can be made via info@joondalup.wa.gov.au or posted to PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919 before February 20, or call 9400 4100.

The application will then be assess by the Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel because of the estimated cost of the development.

Submissions will be considered as part of the overall decision-making process.

Duncraig resident Suzanne Thompson said the southern part of Duncraig was being “decimated by development” since becoming part of a housing opportunity area with a code of R20/40 and R20/R60.

The site of the proposed development for 9 and 11 Davallia Road, Duncraig. Picture: Martin Kennealey

“Blocks are being stripped bare of all vegetation to be replaced by almost 100 per cent concrete and pavers,” she said.

“Discretions are being given to defer from even achieving the very modest landscaping requirements of the R-Codes, despite the well known issue of heat island effects.

“At this rate our suburb will become a hot, treeless wasteland with little or no public amenity.”

She said the proposal at 9 and 11 Davallia Road was “a new low”.

“The community of Duncraig south feel like we are under siege and this is the last straw,” she said.

Residents will hold a community meeting with Carine MLA Tony Krsticevic across the road from the Davallia Road site at 3pm this Saturday.

“We are calling for a reduction in scale and impact upon neighbouring properties and a proper review of traffic management, given the dangerous location of the development – adjacent to the already precarious exit and entry point of the Carine Glades Shopping Centre,” Ms Thompson said.