Plans for $2.2 million commercial development in Alkimos recommended for approval

The Development site - Agora Village Centre.  Photo: Martin Kennealey
The Development site - Agora Village Centre. Photo: Martin Kennealey

PLANS for a $2.2 million commercial development in Alkimos are recommended for approval at a Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel meeting next week.

The January 16 meeting agenda recommends approval with 15 conditions for the Agora village centre on the corner of Santorini Promenade and Benenden Avenue.

Allerding and Associates lodged the application for Agora on Santorini, which owns two lots totalling about 5100sq m.

The proposal would include five buildings, with a medical centre, pharmacy and recreation centre in one, shops in three and a restaurant in the fifth.

One of the City of Wanneroo’s proposed conditions requires the applicant to replace macadamia trees with ironbark trees to provide more shade.

The report said the City received four submissions during public consultation last year and the applicant had since revised its landscaping plans to soften the appearance of the development.

“Some concerns were raised during the public consultation period regarding the traffic increase on the surrounding road network,” the report said.

“The traffic impact assessment indicates that there will be an expected maximum daily traffic increase on the surrounding road network of 1351 vehicle trips per day.

“This traffic volume can be easily accommodated within the current and future road network.”

To address waste management concerns raised during consultation, the applicant proposes to have a private contractor empty bins once a week from Balmain Terrace and store the 240L bins in a designated area the rest of the time.

The panel is due to meet at the Wanneroo Civic Centre on January 16 from 2pm.