BELLEVUE residents have welcomed changes to the Metropolitan Scheme Amendment approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC).
Developer Burditt Krost is seeking to build 72 mixed residential premises in the suburb, incorporating the old primary school, as part of Belle View Estate.
The WAPC approved the amendment with some modifications.
Homeowner Jordin Turkington said he was delighted with the zoning changes.
Mr Turkington bought his property as an investment and said the changes would “offer more new housing and really spruce up the look of Bellevue”.
“It’s better for all of us who own homes there,” he said.
A representative for Burditt Krost said the developer was also happy with the changes.
In a letter to stakeholders, the WAPC said it had considered written submissions and views expressed during hearings and published its report on the submissions.
The proposal for Belle View Estate has been with the council since 2001.
In 2014, the City of Swan moved to support a rezoning schedule from ‘local reserve – public purpose’ and ‘local reserve – local road and residential’ to ‘residential development to allow the proposal to proceed’.
In a report, City of Swan planning officers said it “represents a logical expansion of metropolitan Perth and promotes infill objectives of the Bellevue East Land Use Study, the Urban Housing Strategy and WAPC Directions 2031”.
The development was endorsed by the Minister for Planning and became effective on April 22, 2015. It was published in the Government Gazette on May 15, 2015.
Lot 3 and Lot 15597 Clayton Street, Bellevue encompasses the old primary school, which was built in 1903. The proposals call for the school to be retained and adapted to become a one terrace home and two apartments, while retaining existing heritage features.
Bellevue Primary School ceased to operate as a school in 2004.
The Bellevue Residents and Ratepayers Association have supported the project since its inception.