Duncraig, Edgewater developments to be assessed

An artist's impression of the 12 two-storey grouped dwellings on Methuen Way, Duncraig.
An artist's impression of the 12 two-storey grouped dwellings on Methuen Way, Duncraig.

AN apartment complex in Edgewater and grouped dwellings in Duncraig will be considered for development on Tuesday.

The Duncraig proposal is for 12 two-storey grouped dwellings across 14, 16 and 18 Methuen Way, totalling 2100m sq.

Valued at $2.8 million, each dwelling will have three bedrooms, with three vehicle access points off Methuen Way, 24 on-site resident car parking bays and three visitor parking bays in the street verge.

The application was advertised to surrounding landowners with five submissions received, of which four were objections.

Issues raised included overdevelopment with reduced setbacks and open space and higher boundary walls, not in keeping with the area, not enough visitor parking and no space for bin collections.

Artist impressions of the 14-unit development across 7 and 56 Tuart Trail.

However, City officers have recommended the proposal for conditional approval by the Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel because it is considered to meet the relevant requirements.

“The areas of discretion being sought are considered minor in nature and are appropriate in the context of the application,” the report said.

The Edgewater proposal is for 14 multiple dwellings across 7 and 56 Tuart Trail, totalling 1492m sq.

Valued at $2 million, it proposes 11 two-bedroom and three one-bedroom dwellings with a single vehicle access point from Tuart Trail, 18 on-site car parking bays with 14 for residents and four for visitors and another five visitor bays within the verge.

The proposal was advertised with letters to 39 landowners and a sign on-site.

The City received 44 valid submissions all objecting to the proposal.

Concerns raised included lack of parking, not in keeping with the area, pedestrian and child safety with increased traffic, street trees impacting on sightlines, increased noise, overdevelopment, waste collection and privacy.

City officers have recommended it be refused.

The Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel will meet at the Department of Planning in Perth from 9am on September 11.