It’s two storeys by one vote

Portrait of bride and groom by church
Portrait of bride and groom by church

The contentious result at last week’s meeting was the latest in proposed amendments to the $14 million development, which City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said should be at least three storeys high.

Ms Doherty said the two-storey height would be insufficient and inhibit the growth of the considerable project.

‘The initial proposition put forward was four storeys, and I believe three storeys at 10.5m would be a suitable compromise,’ she said.

Councillor Chris McMullen said the seven-metre two-storey height would both meet the needs of the Manning community and fit the appearance of the cityscape.

Councillor Bill Gleeson said everyone he had spoken to said they did not want high-rise or more traffic in the area.

Initiated by the City of South Perth in 2008, the Manning Community Hub is a project to build a community and commercial facility on the site bounded by Bradshaw Crescent, Conochie Crescent and Welwyn Avenue.

The City will now put the Manning Community Hub scheme proposal to Planning Minister John Day for assessment.