South Perth resident to make third party submission over Como Dan Murphy’s application

South Perth resident to make third party submission over Como Dan Murphy’s application

A SOUTH Perth resident will make a third party submission to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) against an appeal by the Australian Leisure and Hospitality (ALH) Group that wants to build a Dan Murphy’s on Canning Highway Como.

The resident, who lives next to the development site, is concerned about the development’s impact on traffic.

Judge David Parry accepted the request at a hearing on Friday saying the resident could provide valuable and relevant insight into current traffic conditions, which will be examined during the review.

“I am very concerned about this application as my driveway runs next to the development where a modified entrance and exit is proposed,” the resident said.

“Road conditions have changed since 2015, with a median strip extension on Canning Highway and it is already dangerous to enter and exit my property at peak times.

“If the development is approved to allow cars to turn out of the hotel in both directions it will be chaos.”

She will make a written submission prior to the hearing which will continue on May 29.

ALH is disputing the Central Joint Development Assessment Panel’s (JDAP) decision to reject a two year extension to build the Dan Murphy’s, which was approved in 2015 but lapsed last year.

In February, the JDAP rejected this request based on the three tests provided by the SAT that include whether there has been a substantial change to the planning framework, whether the application would likely be approved in the context of the present framework and whether the applicant had actively pursed the implementation of the approval.

JDAP presiding member Charles Johnson said the panel believed the application may not have been approved in the context of the current planning framework that had changed substantially from 2015.

“I was party to the original approval for this application,” he said.

“After considerable debate and various appeals to the SAT, I believe the circumstances have adversely changed to the City of South Perth Town Planning Scheme, with Amendment 50 and Amendment 58.”

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