23-unit development in Salter Point gets go-ahead despite community concerns

Photo: SaltersLanding.com.au
Photo: SaltersLanding.com.au

DESPITE community concerns, Richard Noble and Company’s Salters Landing Estate, a 23-unit development on Roebuck Drive, has been given the final go ahead.

In 2014, the West Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) approved the estate with a condition that a Local Development Plan (LDP) would address issues including vehicle crossovers, car parking, carport and garage setbacks, sustainable design measures and car parking requirements for visitors.

At its April meeting, City of South Perth councillors resolved to modify the LDP to require a minimum 5.5m garage setback for all lots and at least 70 per cent of each outdoor living area to be uncovered before the City’s chief executive signed off on the 10-year plan.

Salter Point Community Group (SPCG) chair Sue Gillieatt said the group was pleased at least some of the concessions were tightened but were nevertheless perplexed as to how the subdivision and new road got approval in the first place.

“Following the WAPC decision in 2014, a City of South Perth report stated a detailed subdivision plan would be considered by the council which suggested the promise of consultation, however that mysteriously never happened,” she said.

“So, when invited to comment on the LDP in March, the SPCG were of the view that the plan offered way too many concessions to the developer and again provided no assurance to the community that the usual R-code design criteria would to be met.”

Councillor Colin Cala said while R-MD codes could be drawn on for the plan, there needed to be consistency in the developers implementation and not a cherry picking of conditions.

Following council’s resolution, Richard Noble and Company have released the units for sale by way of tender, which closes on May 18.

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