MODIFIED plans for an apartment block in Butler have been approved by the North West Joint Development Assessment Panel.
It was the second time the panel assessed Design Management Group’s application for the $15.3 million Butler Boulevard development, after previously refusing it on August 12 because of design issues including location of waste collection areas and lack of landscaping space.
The group appealed to the State Administrative Tribunal and, following mediation, the proposal was sent back to the panel for reconsideration on December 8.
The modified application included an increase in the number of units from 105 to 110, redesign of the dwellings along Bruff Lane to further setback from the laneway, two additional storeys at the north-west corner of the development creating a maximum building height of five storeys and more landscaping in the car parking area and along Butler Boulevard.
It also reduced the number of on-site car bays from 131 to 128, changed the location of storerooms and bin store areas, and redesigned pedestrian access throughout the site.
A report by the City of Wanneroo recommended approval of the revised plans, subject to 12 conditions, as they were considered an improvement on the development’s design aspects, “predominantly compliant” with relevant regulations and adequately addressed previous concerns raised by panel members.
The panel endorsed the application, after amending two conditions to ensure detailed landscaping plans and a construction management plan would be submitted before development.