Metro North-West DAP to consider Iluka apartments, Edgewater infill

An artist’s impression of the Iluka apartments.
An artist’s impression of the Iluka apartments.

A $6 million 24-unit apartment block could be built in Iluka if approval is granted next week.

The Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel is due to consider a City of Joondalup staff recommendation to approve plans for the three-storey development overlooking Burns Beach Road on Tuesday.

During public consultation earlier this year, the City received 38 valid submissions, with 32 objecting to the proposal submitted by Helm Living on behalf of landowners Davidson Pty Ltd and Roman Catholic Archbishop.

It is separate to the proposed Iluka Plaza on O’Mara Boulevard between Burns Beach Road and Calis Avenue, and the approved Odyssey Residences at Beaumaris Beach, on the same site.

The panel will also consider a report on the State Administrative Tribunal appeal regarding a $2 million 14-unit development in Tuart Trail, Edgewater, at the March 5 meeting.

City staff have recommended the panel reconsider its November decision and still refuse the application because revised plans do not give appropriate consideration to local context and the character of the area.

According to the report, the applicant had said the development was intended to be a partnership with the Department of Communities’ Opening Doors shared home ownership scheme.

• Correction, March 6: This story originally erroneously suggested the partnership with the Department of Communities related to the Iluka apartments rather than the Tuart Trail development.