Como: Decision on Dan Murphy’s application delayed

The vacant lot behind the Como Hotel that developers are considering for a Dan Murphy’s liquor store. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d402406
The vacant lot behind the Como Hotel that developers are considering for a Dan Murphy’s liquor store. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d402406

IT will not be known until February whether a lapsed application for a proposed Dan Murphy’s on Canning Highway, Como will be renewed.

The Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) voted last month to postpone its decision until further legal advice was sought.

The Australian Leisure and Hospitality (ALH) Group received approval from the JDAP for the demolition of the BWS and alterations to the Como Hotel in April 2015, but the approval lapsed in April.

In October, ALH submitted a development application to the City of South Perth for an extension until 2019.

The decision to postpone was made unanimously by the panel in order to clarify whether new Town Planning Scheme amendments and advice issued by Main Roads would be enough to refuse the application.

Main Roads had previously stated that traffic management at the proposed site would be too dangerous.

JDAP presiding member Charles Johnson said legal advice would be sought by the Department of Planning before the item returned to the panel for determination before February 12.