Applecross: Metro Central JDAP asked to reconsider Kintail Road development

Applecross: Metro Central JDAP asked to reconsider Kintail Road development

THE Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) is being asked to approve a 16-storey project in Applecross despite rejecting the same development in July.

Following an appeal to the State Administrative Tribunal, the panel is being asked to reconsider and approve the $39 million project, which is slated for 20-22 Kintail Road, at a December 4 meeting.

There have been 29 conditions added for the development’s potential approval, which cover stormwater, crossovers, waste management and more.

The development is expected to have 91 apartments and five non-residential tenancies, if approved.

At its July meeting, JDAP member Michael Hardy said the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan, where the project was located, was constructed in a way that meant the panel members needed to be subjective and expressed concern the development did not have enough community benefits to warrant its height.

The panel voted to refuse the development four votes to one with members Megan Adair, Christopher Antill, Mr Hardy and City of Melville councillor Tim Barling voting to reject it while fellow councillor Nicole Robins had the lone vote in favour.

During a City of Melville June 26 council meeting, the council rejected its own administration’s Responsible Authority Report to endorse the development and indicated it would be prepared to support a 14-storey development with similar designs and benefits to the community.