APPROVAL is recommended for a 50-unit apartment block in Mindarie at a planning meeting this Thursday.
A City of Wanneroo report to the North West Metropolitan Development Assessment Panel recommends it approve the $15 million development on Alexandria View on August 4.
The 3908sq m block owned by Mindarie Management Pty Ltd overlooks Claytons Beach and the applicant, TPG Town Planning, proposes to build 10 one-bedroom units, 20 two-bedroom units and 20 three-bedroom units.
Plans also include 87 car parking bays, bicycle parking and storage facilities and private pedestrian access to Alexandria View.
The City received 25 submissions during public consultation in May and June and 23 of those objected to the development, raising issues such as traffic movements, car parking, building height and density.
The report said although the plans exceeded the 16m maximum wall height outlined in the area structure plan, they satisfied the R-code design principles.
“The proposed height for the development varies due to the sloping nature of the site. However, at its highest point the building is 17.75m above natural ground level,” it said.
The report said a traffic study from the applicant indicated traffic movements would increase by about 220 to 280 vehicle trips a day, shared between Stockton Lane and Medway Lane to access separate parking lots.
“It is not considered the development will have undue impact on either lane,” it said.
“The development has been designed so that vehicles leaving the development would have to do so in forward gear.
“This is considered sufficient for vehicles leaving the development to do so in a safe manner which will not impact on the safety of surrounding residents.”
Based on previous construction activity at the Bristol Lane apartments, the report said potential issues could include rubbish, noise, sand drift and location of equipment.
It recommended a condition that the applicant provide a construction management plan to address those issues before construction can start.
The panel will consider the report at Wanneroo Civic Centre from 2.30pm on August 4.