Duncraig development recommended for conditional approve at JDAP meeting

Artist impression from Beach Road.
Artist impression from Beach Road.

A THREE-storey apartment complex in Duncraig has been recommended for conditional approval at a development assessment meeting on Friday.

The $4.252 million Carine Developments project proposes 18 two-bedroom and three three-bedroom apartments across 449, 451 and 453 Beach Road.

It includes 32 on-site parking bays, with 21 allocated to residents and 11 for visitors, seven bicycle bays, a communal roof deck, a ground floor lobby, landscaped courtyards fronting Beach Road, storerooms and storage sheds.

The 2064sq m residential site has a dual density code of R20/R60, with each lot currently containing a separate single house, and is surrounded by single-storey dwellings to the west, north and east.

Artist impression from Beach Road.

The site is also part of a housing opportunity area, which has a higher residential zoning as part of the City of Joondalup’s Local Housing Strategy because of its close proximity to Warwick train station, Carine Glades Shopping Centre and Carine Regional Open Space.

This strategy is in response to the State Government setting residential infill targets.

In May, the Joondalup council voted to initiate an amendment to the City’s district planning scheme to reduce the density coding of part of this housing opportunity area, in response to strong community concern over redevelopment in Duncraig stemming from the higher density.

Artist impression of the rear elevation.

However, these lots were not part of the area covered by the amendment.

The proposal was advertised for community consultation, with letters sent to the six adjoining landowners and residents.

One submission was received, raising concerns of the proposed building height, overlooking and invasion of privacy, it not being in keeping with the suburb and noise from extra vehicles.

The site at 449, 451 and 453 Beach Road. Picture: Martin Kennealey d473294

The proposal also seeks discretion on areas such as plot ratio, building height, boundary wall length, residential parking bays and dwelling size, however the meeting report states the proposal complies with the relevant policies and will not have a negative effect on nearby residents.

Conditions recommended as part of the approval include construction management and detailed landscaping plans to be approved before the start of the development, lighting to be installed along all driveways, pedestrian pathways and common service areas before the development is occupied and that 11 car bays are set aside for visitor parking.

The site at 449, 451 and 453 Beach Road. Picture: Martin Kennealey d473294

The Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel will consider the application at its meeting at 2pm tomorrow at the City of Wanneroo: 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo.

At the same meeting, the panel will consider Italian Aged Care’s application for a three-storey aged care facility in Marangaroo.

The 84-bed building is proposed for the corner of Marangaroo Drive and Wanneroo Road, adjacent to its existing facility.

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