DAP to rule on smaller Brighton Shopping Centre


Development plans highlight issues with the carpark.
Development plans highlight issues with the carpark.

FRESH plans for a smaller shopping centre development in Butler will go before the North West Metropolitan Development Assessment Panel this Friday.

Conflicting reports on the April 22 agenda recommend the panel refuse and approve the $20 million plans for the Woolworths-owned Brighton Shopping Centre on Camborne Parkway.

The first report, prepared by City of Wanneroo staff, recommended refusal because the 90-degree parking bays and traffic flow on the shopping centre’s Main Street would negatively affect pedestrians.

It also said signs on the proposed Dan Murphy’s liquor store did not satisfy the City’s signs policy or the landmark provision in the Butler district centre structure plan.

An alternative motion to approve it is included in the agenda, with conditions to revise the plans.

The Department of Planning has prepared a separate report that recommends approval, provided access from the Main Street to Exmouth Drive is restricted to left turning cars, and there is clear signage towards Butler Station.

In mid-2014, the panel approved $40 million plans for the shopping centre at the site beside Butler Boulevard, with one of the conditions that approval would lapse if construction had not started within two years.

The April 22 meeting will be at the City of Wanneroo civic centre on Dundebar Road from 10am.