Dan Murphy’s Como applicant grant extention by State Administrative Tribunal

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THE Australian Leisure and Hospitality (ALH) Group has until July 2020 to commence its development for Dan Murphy’s on Canning Highway.

The Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) granted ALH a two-year approval for the demolition of a BWS and alterations to the Como Hotel that lapsed in April 2017.

ALH submitted an application for a further two-year extension that was refused by the JDAP in October 2017 on the grounds the development was non-compliant with current planning frameworks.

In February, ALH sought a review by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) against the decision.

SAT found that the planning framework had changed substantially since the development approval was established.

But the tribunal granted the extension after deeming the initial time restriction on the application was “wholly inadequate”.

A report stated, “the construction of the Dan Murphy’s could not have been substantially commenced within the two-year period originally imposed given the development involved the construction of premises requiring alteration and redefinition of a licence under the Liquor Control Act 1988.”