Development gives taste of Hamptons


Artist’s impression of the West Hamptons in Alkimos.
Artist’s impression of the West Hamptons in Alkimos.

The North West Metropolitan Development Assessment Panel approved plans this month for the development, called the West Hamptons, in Alkimos.

Hillam Architects submitted the plans on behalf of landowner Shorehaven Village, to build the 68-dwelling in Peet’s Shorehaven estate, on the corner of Commander and Zodiac drives.

Speaking at the February 8 panel meeting, Peet development manager Stuart Hawley said 58 of the units would each have two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Mr Hawley also said eight of the units would have one bedroom and one bathroom, while the remaining two would have three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Mr Hawley said there would be a garden courtyard with a seating area in the centre of the gated development.

He said the coastal Hamptons style would include weatherboard and white design features.

Discussion centred on a parking condition recommended by City of Wanneroo staff that there be 17 sign-posted visitor parking bays.

The City’s planning implementation co-ordinator Jay Naidoo said under the residential code, there needed to be a total of 104 bays, including 17 visitor bays.

The plans proposed 126 parking bays in a basement, and Mr Hawley there would be visitor bays with the rest allocated to each unit.

“Eleven units have a single bay; everyone else has a double,” he said.

“The supply of residents’ parking is supposed to exceed requirement.

“There’s plenty of street parking; the beach has a couple of carparks; Woolworths has a reciprocal carpark.”

Mr Hawley said the decision to give units two parking bays was motivated by market demand.

“Purchasers would prefer two bays with access to street parking where possible as opposed to one bay combined with shared bays,” he said.

Planning specialist panel member Paul Dreschler suggested the City and applicants come up with a carpark management plan.

The panel amended the parking condition, removing the requirement for visitor parking bays to have signage.

Mr Hawley said stage oneconstruction would begin as soon as possible.