The five-person north-west metropolitan DAP met on August 19 to consider the application by the Rowe Group for the owner of Lot 301 Selby Street north, Callon Select Pty Ltd to put three buildings on the 10,736sqm property.
City of Stirling staff had recommended the application be refused because it was not consistent with the industrial zone objectives, nor with the statement of intent for the Herdsman precinct, and it was located outside the 500m radius for Glendalough train sStation.
However, DAP presiding member Karen Hyde requested staff prepare an alternative recommendation to approve it, with 21 conditions, which Stirling councillor Giovanni Italiano moved, saying the distance from public transport was not an issue.
‘It is not far from Stirling train station and it is not far from Scarborough Beach Road,’ Cr Italiano said.
‘They have done everything to make it look like a real nice building ” what a fantastic outlook to get down this street.’
Cr Rod Willox seconded the alternative motion, and all five members of the panel voted to approve it.
‘These buildings are going to be there after we are all long gone,’ Cr Willox said.
The plans include three buildings, one with five storeys, another eight and another 13, which Meyer Shircore architect Stephen Shircore said allowed for subdivision in the future.
Conditions of the approval included that the applicant provide 80 bicycle racks with 80 lockers and 16 male and female changing rooms, satisfactory sealing and drainage of the parking and vehicle movement areas and maintenance of the 790 parking spaces, and a 10m-wide road be built on the eastern side of the site and ceded to the City.