Panel upholds infill rejection for Edgewater apartments

An aerial view of the Tuart trail development site.
An aerial view of the Tuart trail development site.

A DECISION to reject an infill development in Edgewater because it did not match the character of the area was upheld on Tuesday.

The Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel considered a report on the State Administrative Tribunal appeal against its November decision to refuse the application for 14 units on Tuart Trail.

It resolved to refuse the amended plans at the March 5 meeting in line with the City of Joondalup staff recommendation.

Several residents spoke against the development and town planner Carlo Faimano spoke in support of it.

A revised concept plan for the Tuart Trail development.

Panel members decided the two-storey building designs did not maintain the character of the area and suggested the developer should consult the community.

“Residents are very strongly against this,” Joondalup councillor Christine Hamilton-Prime said.

Panel member Chris Antill said it had design problems and just being in a housing opportunity area for infill did not mean it was appropriate.