Applications for Butler development and Alkimos nursing home to be considered next week

An artist’s impression of the mixed use development in Butler.
An artist’s impression of the aged care facility in Alkimos.
An artist’s impression of the mixed use development in Butler. An artist’s impression of the aged care facility in Alkimos.

THE Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel will reconsider deferred applications for a mixed use development in Butler and a nursing home in Alkimos next week.

The $14.5 million Butler Boulevard development was originally presented in July, when the panel referred it back to get more information on external features and landscaping.

City of Wanneroo staff have recommended the panel approve the revised plans for 67 one and two-bedroom units and eight commercial tenancies.

The panel had also referred back plans for the $25 million aged care facility on Magellan Road in Alkimos on September 1 to clarify the bushfire management plan.

To address the Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ concerns about having only one access route for the vulnerable nursing home land use, the applicant provided a concept plan with two temporary access tracks through parks from Leeway Loop and Gangway Turn to Marmion Avenue.

The City’s report recommends it approve the plans for the two-storey development, which will have 134 beds and communal facilities.

The September 27 agenda also includes a recommendation to approve an amendment to plans for the $20 million Woolworths shopping centre in Butler, which seeks to put more shade sails in one of the car parks.

The panel will meet at the Wanneroo Civic Centre from 2pm on Wednesday.

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