THE applicant for a proposed Dan Murphy’s on Canning Highway, Como will have its case for an extension of approval heard next week after an order was handed down by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
The Australian Leisure and Hospitality (ALH) Group received approval from the Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) for the demolition of the BWS and alterations to the Como Hotel in April 2015, but the approval lapsed in April last year.
In December, JDAP resolved to postpone its determination for an extension of the application to 2019 until further legal advice was sought to clarify whether new City of South Perth Town Planning Scheme amendments and advice issued by Main Roads WA would be grounds to refuse the application.
But ALH took the matter to SAT where JDAP was ordered to schedule a hearing for February 21.
JDAP presiding member Charles Johnson said the panel had received legal advice from the Department of Planning.
“If JDAP does not approve the extension I expect the matter will proceed through to a full SAT hearing,” he said.