Aged-care plan gets initial go-ahead

Aged-care plan gets initial go-ahead

The land is zoned mixed use, earmarked for a landmark or iconic development, but the proposed sale of the land had been plagued by concerns that residents had insufficient opportunity for consultation.

The city first advertised the intended sale in this newspaper, which did not reach Ascot Waters homes at the time, but was available at nearby bulk-drop locations.

A notice was placed in a statewide newspaper and councillors were encouraged by Mayor Phil Marks to letter-drop the estate, plus the city issued its own letter.

At last Tuesday night’s council meeting Deputy Mayor Robert Rossi, said the council had helped place the ‘most benign development possible’ on the site. He added conditions to the motion to protect the privacy of outdoor living areas for four properties on Waterway Crescent and a further four properties on Northerly Avenue.

Cr Lauren Cayoun said she letter-dropped the area and said resident comments included concerns that the site was near a busy intersection, street parking would increase, it would be iconic for the wrong reasons and anything over five levels was not supported.

Cr Marks pointed out these were largely development application concerns.

He received at least four responses from a city letter-drop, with two people worried about traffic, height, location and overlooking, and one person strongly in support and one strongly against the proposed sale.

In total, the city and councillors received 22 responses from 900 people consulted.

Councillors Cayoun, Gardner and Bass voted against the motion to receive the preliminary development application to determine whether the Craigcare proposal addresses outlined conditions about parking.