Butler: DAP to consider decision on $15.3m residential development this week


Proposed apartments on Butler Boulevard.
Proposed apartments on Butler Boulevard.

A DEVELOPMENT assessment panel (DAP) will consider a recommendation to approve a $15.3 million residential development in Butler on Friday.

A report on the August 12 agenda recommends the North West Metropolitan DAP approve Design Management Group’s application to build 105 units on the 6838sq m lot owned by Butler Land Company at 200 Butler Boulevard.

The recommendation includes 12 conditions, including that 17 parking bays on the western boundary be for visitors and measures are taken to minimise dust and sand drift from the site.

During the 14-day public consultation period, the City of Wanneroo received five submissions raising issues such as the development being inconsistent with existing single-storey houses, lack of commercial land uses and its visual appearance.

Administration’s responses said the site, located southeast of Butler Station, was zoned R160 to facility high-density development and residential uses were permitted.

In response to concerns about whether it would have public housing, the report said the applicant had confirmed all units would be for private sale.

According to the City’s report, the proposal includes 10 visitor parking bays rather than the 26 required by the R-codes, and 121 bays for residents.

“The City recommends that 17 visitor bays are provided, reducing the visitor bay shortfall to nine bays,” it said.

“This shortfall is acceptable (given) the total number of car bays will be provided on-site and the subject lot’s proximity to the Butler train station.”

The panel will meet at the Wanneroo Civic Centre at 10.30am on August 12.