AN 18-storey residential and commercial development in the Joondalup city centre has been recommended for conditional approval at a development assessment panel meeting today.
The application for the $40 million development on 113 Grand Boulevard includes four ground-floor commercial tenancies, 190 residential apartments, swimming pool, gym, spa, sauna and lounge and 235 car bays.
The 2000sq m site is currently vacant and is bounded by Grand Boulevard to the west, Central Walk to the east and two-storey developments to the north and south.
Previously, the site was the subject of two approvals for major development – one in 2008 including a hospital, offices and shops – but construction never started and approval lapsed.
The meeting document states public consultation was not undertaken because the development “generally meets the requirements” of City policies and it is “of a scale appropriate for the city centre area”.
“It would bring a host of positive social, economic and environmentally sustainable benefits that are characteristic of a city centre and positively contribute towards the Joondalup city centre,” it said.
The development will require the loss of two trees on the Grand Boulevard verge, with a condition stating they be replaced elsewhere in the city centre.
The development assessment panel meeting will be held in Stirling this afternoon.