Approval for Butler plans

An artist’s impression of the development approved on Butler Boulevard, including a tavern and medical centre.
An artist’s impression of the development approved on Butler Boulevard, including a tavern and medical centre.

The North West Metropolitan Development Assessment Panel took just minutes to approve plans for the 13,941sq m site on Butler Boulevard on July 15, describing it as ‘straightforward’.

Moving the recommendation to approve it with 21 standard conditions, panellist Paul Dreschler said it was reasonably well designed.

‘It’s a development that is in accord with the objectives of the Butler activity centre,’ he said.

Wanneroo councillor Frank Cvitan said it would suit the landscape and presiding member Karen Hyde said it was approved complete with signage.

Owned by the Realstar Enterprise Unit Trust, the development will include a tavern on the corner of Butler Boulevard and Camborne Parkway, a dentist, pathology clinic, medical centre, two shops, seven showrooms and 170 parking bays.

According to the DAP agenda, public consultation in May generated three submissions, two of which objected to the development.

‘Comments from the advertising period generated concerns about possible anti-social and drunken behaviour,’ it said.

‘Public drinking and anti-social behaviour of any description are police matters.

‘The Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor will consider these issues, as appropriate, in the licensing process.

‘The proposed use of a tavern will only commence if a liquor licence is granted.’

It said submissions also identified that there were other taverns in the area, but the report said the City of Wanneroo had no ability to regulate the number of commercial premises, which was guided by market forces.