South Perth: 39-storey applied for Civic Site

Aerial shot of the triangular shaped Civic Site. Picture: Finbar Group Limited.
Aerial shot of the triangular shaped Civic Site. Picture: Finbar Group Limited.

THE City of South Perth has received a new development application for the vacant Civic site in South Perth, again featuring plans for a 39-storey tower that would become the centrepoint of the suburb.

The new plans also include a 22-storey tower for the site, which is the triangular piece of land bounded by Labouchere Road, Mends Street and Mill Point Road.

Between them the two towers would include 309 apartments, 25 ground floor commercial tenancies and one commercial tenancy on level three.

The 39-storey north tower would be the tallest in South Perth if it is approved and built.

Mayor Sue Doherty said the City had desired a high-quality development since selling the Civic Site in 2014.

“The City has anticipated an exceptionally designed development that recognises the prime location, distinctive characteristics and existing cultural heritage of area to be built on the site,” she said.

“Scheme Amendment No.56 brings us closer to achieving this.”

The amendment introduced new provisions into the City’s Town Planning Scheme which control the site’s development, including tower height.

Ms Doherty said the amendment was consistent with the principles of orderly and proper planning.

“Importantly, it will ensure that the site is developed in a manner that reflects its prominence in the locality, providing a centrepiece for the peninsula,” she said.

The proposed development is expected to be determined by Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel in March this year.

Comments on the Civic Site development application can be submitted through Your Say South Perth.