City of Stirling seeking alternative access to Stirling apartments

City of Stirling is seeking to create access to a four-storey development via Telford Crescent. Photo: Martin Kennealey
City of Stirling is seeking to create access to a four-storey development via Telford Crescent. Photo: Martin Kennealey

CROWN land is proposed for rezoning to allow access to a Stirling residential development.

The City of Stirling is seeking feedback on plans to reappropriate a strip of verge along Telford Crescent as road reserve.

This would enable vehicle access to a four-storey apartment building on parallel Trevithick Close, which Stirling Council approved at its July 3 meeting.

Councillors previously deferred their decision to investigate whether entry could be provided via Telford, following objections from Trevithick Close residents who were concerned about increased traffic on the cul-de-sac.

Cr Giovanni Italiano said creating access to the 21 apartments from Telford Crescent would address these concerns and Cr Joe Ferrante believed it was council’s best option.

“I understand urban infill brings a plethora of issues for residents,” he said.

“The thing is, it conforms to design principles and if we don’t approve it then it will go to SAT (State Administrative Tribunal) and will be approved.”

Two residents of nearby Talia Drive expressed concerns at the meeting about increased traffic and safety impacts on pedestrians and cyclists using Telford Crescent.

Access to the development will be via Trevithick Close until approval is granted for the alternative entry point.

Residents can give feedback on the proposal to the City of Stirling until August 16.