Edgewater development proposal deferred

A 14-unit development had been proposed at this residential site on Chipala Court, Edgewater. Picture: Martin Kennealey
A 14-unit development had been proposed at this residential site on Chipala Court, Edgewater. Picture: Martin Kennealey

AN apartment complex proposed for Edgewater was deferred at Tuesday’s Joondalup council meeting.

The 14-unit development across 1 and 3 Chipala Court, from applicant, Claudia Bornia, proposed the amalgamation of the two sites and development of eight two-bedroom and six single-bedroom units, as well as 18 on-site bays and eight visitor bays within the verge.

The 1379sq m site has a residential density of R20/R40 and is part of a housing opportunity area.

The proposal was recommended for refusal because the areas of discretion being sought did not meet the design principles and objectives of the Residential Design Codes.

This included street and lot boundary setbacks, building and front fence heights, store dimensions, site works, pedestrian and disability access, and driveway arrangements.

At last week’s council briefing, owner Naim Jones requested councillors vote to defer to enable changes to the application to address the concerns of the City and local residents.

Cr Kerry Hollywood said she “totally agreed with the concerns of the community” and understood the recommendation to refuse.

However, she believed a deferral could help to provide a good outcome.

Her alternative motion to defer was unanimously approved.

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