WANNEROO Council unanimously approved plans for a childcare centre, pizza takeaway and showrooms in Yanchep at its meeting on Tuesday.
Off2Site Project chief designer Ann Tuppen gave a deputation prior to the September 18 meeting, saying the suburb needed more services such as those proposed for 5 Ikara Lane.
“Yanchep’s population growth has increased dramatically over the past few years,” she said.
Ms Tuppen said plans provided for the meeting addressed the amenity issues raised at the previous week’s briefing session, including a comment from councillor Paul Miles that it would have a “prison-like environment”.
“The childcare operator is well established and experienced,” Ms Tuppen said.
“They have had significant input into this design.”
She said the bin store area would be covered so there was “little chance of odours affecting the (outdoor) play space” and the crib room did not have windows, in line with industry practice.
To address residents’ safety concerns, the applicant plans to install safety barriers on the shared boundary and a retaining wall around the play area.
In moving to approve the plans, Cr Sonet Coetzee said the development was “exciting” and the area needed job creation as well.