THE City of Melville has started the process to make changes to the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan (CBACP), although the council is starting with one of the lower height zones.
Height caps were mooted when the council called for a report in April that would consider limiting the number of levels in the M15 area to 20 to 25 storeys and 15 storeys in the M10 zone.
Deputy Mayor Matthew Woodall called for “more descriptive criteria for determining community benefit” when it came to assessing whether additional storeys were warranted in the CBACP’s core areas during that meeting.
At the July 17 meeting, the council ticked off on a number of changes to the H4 zone, which allows for developments up to four storeys, with the public to have input.
Stronger definitions to building heights, mezzanine floors, single dwellings, overshadowing, privacy and amenity were given the green light by the council
Chief executive Shayne Silcox said the proposed amendments provided additional clarification on definitions of building height and mezzanine levels and the proposed approach to deal with single dwellings would apply across all areas of the CBACP.
“Engagement with the community is expected to take place in August 2018, and the City will aim at reporting back to council on the results by October 2018,” he said.
Dr Silcox said investigations relating to the number of storeys in the M10 and M15 zones had only recently commenced.
“Dependent on the outcome of this investigation, any proposed changes to the CBACP would be considered by Council as part of an amendment process,” he said.
The Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel rejected a 16-storey project on Kintail Road in the M10 area on July 9 following concerns about its value to the community.