Finbar lodges plans for 30-storey apartment blocks in Applecross

An artist’s impression of the proposed development.
An artist’s impression of the proposed development.

THE Applecross skyline is poised for a substantial makeover with property developer Finbar lodging plans for three apartment buildings towering up to 30 storeys (90m) high.

The tallest building in Applecross is currently the Raffles apartment tower, which is 17 storeys high.

Announced in August last year, plans for the new three-tower residential complex are being advertised for public comment because they breach the 15-storey maximum height allowance under the Canning Bridge Structure Plan.

However, the plan does allow discretionary height concessions where significant community benefit is on offer.

Finbar will now have to convince a Joint Development Assessment Panel that the $350 million, 452-apartment development meets those criteria.

Located on 8000sq m and across six lots at 3-5 Kintail Road and 908-912 Canning Highway, the mixed-use development is split into three towers that will be built in three stages. Measuring 30, 26 and 26 storeys respectively, the towers will also accommodate a combined eight commercial tenancies earmarked for restaurants, retail outlets, convenience stores, office space or small bars.

Each of the buildings will also contain a variety of communal facilities including a heated swimming pool and pool deck, cabana, gym, sauna, massage room, hair salon and medical consulting room.

A total of 631 basement parking bays will be provided, 574 of which will be reserved for residents.

The community benefit aspect of the development hinges on The Lane, a publicly accessible landscaped link between Canning Highway and Kintail Road.

Comprising nearly 1500sq m, the link will boast public artwork at both ends and act as a pedestrian walkway while also providing vehicle access to the development from Kintail Road.

Ground floor commercial tenancies and apartments will face the central laneway and a 550sq m pedestrian only piazza, including seating, trees and alfresco dining, is proposed for the Canning Highway end.

To make a submission or view the full plans, visit http://melvilletalks.com.au/|canningbridge. Submissions close on February 17.