Seven-storey, $6 million development in Clarkson to go before Development Assessment Panel

Seven-storey, $6 million development in Clarkson to go before Development Assessment Panel

PLANS for a $6 million, seven-storey, mixed-use development in Clarkson are on the agenda for a Metropolitan Development Assessment Panel’s meeting next week.

The November 7 agenda recommends the panel approve plans submitted by T Design and Development for 7 Sarasota Pass, owned by Newstar Development Group.

The proposed development of the 1099sq m block would include 31 dwellings from floors three to six, a gym and rooftop garden.

It would also have two shop tenancies on the ground floor, a first-floor office and 57 parking bays between the basement and second floor.

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The panel was originally due to consider the plans in June, but deferred consideration of the application “to allow the applicant to provide a full and accurate set of drawings, perspectives and elevations for assessment by the City (of Wanneroo)”.

It required extra information to address access to natural light and ventilation to all habitable rooms; access to all rooms indicated on plans; demonstrate adequate privacy for occupants and landscaping plans.

Regarding the parking, the panel required plans for the first- floor carpark showing the path for exiting cars and demonstrating the structural support for first -floor parking on Amazon Street.

The November 7 report, prepared by the City’s staff, said the applicant had provided all required information to its satisfaction, including artist’s impressions showing the elevations of the finished building.

“The proposed height is considered acceptable, as it does not have any detrimental impact on surrounding landowners or the public realm,” the report said.

“The proposed development is considered to represent a form of development that is considered desirable in an activity centre.”

It said the proposed development would provide high-density housing as well as commercial and retail uses, helping to activate the Clarkson activity centre.

The report said while there was a four-bay parking shortfall from the 61 bays required under planning policies, that was acceptable given availability of parking nearby and access to public transport via a bus stop 250m away.

The modified plans removed bedroom windows that overlooked a communal corridor and provided internal windows from bedrooms to living rooms to “borrow natural light and ventilation”.

At the same meeting at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, the five-member panel will consider a recommendation to approve changes to plans for 78 Boranup Avenue in Clarkson.

Approved in November 2015, that $22.1 million development proposed 65 multiple dwellings, 25 grouped dwellings and three commercial or retail tenancies on the 10,246sq m property.

The changes relate to awning height in front of one tenancy and the size of bedroom windows facing a public access way beside Clarkson Youth Centre.

The five-member panel will meet at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre at 1pm on Monday, November 7 to consider both reports.