More retail space on agenda


The site of the Alkimos commercial centre.
The site of the Alkimos commercial centre.

The March 1 report recommends approval for the amendment that would allow retail on up to 5400sq m of the 21,647sq m property on Longstaff Avenue.

Overlooking the corner of Santorini Promenade and Marmion Avenue, the site’s existing approvals allowed a net lettable area of up to 2600sq m.

The change follows a $17.5 million development application that was presented to the North West Metropolitan Development Assessment Panel in January but deferred for six weeks to allow the City to consider the amendment.

“The development application proposes a supermarket, childcare centre, recreation centre, medical centre and various speciality retail tenancies,” the report said.

It said the bigger retail area was viable based on four different scenarios in the development and nearby centres.

The site sits within Trinity estate, and the report said the City had approved 1219 homes in the estate so far, with about 2440 people living there.

“This forecast also projects a significant population increase to 8280 by 2023,” it said.

Councillors will consider recommending the WA Planning Commission approve the change tonight.