Refused Innaloo apartments not “architecturally interesting”

Artist impression of the refused plans for apartments in Innaloo.
Artist impression of the refused plans for apartments in Innaloo.

PLANS for a four-storey apartment building in Innaloo have been knocked back.

Developers proposed to create 32 units on the 1466sqm block that fronts Geneff Street and Hertha Road, which was sold by the Geneff family for $735,000 in August 2017.

A report by City of Stirling officers recommended the Metro North West Development Assessment Panel refuse the application at its May 23 meeting.

The report said the building’s height would overshadow neighbouring homes, the façade was not “architecturally interesting” and had issues with the height, bulk and scale of the building.

It also found there was an insufficient amount of single bedroom units and parking for short-term visitors.

All of the 33 submissions made to the City objected to the development, with 88 per cent of responses coming from residents within 200m of the site.

The design proposed variations to the building wall height – 6m above what was allowed for Geneff Street and 3.2m higher than allowed for buildings fronting Hertha Road.

There were also variations to setbacks, guidelines for outdoor living areas and communal open space, façades, street walls and fences, landscaping and parking.

The City’s Design Review Panel assessed the plans and gave its support dependent on the setbacks, four-storey height and off-street parking meeting State and City planning policies.

But the City’s report said the development did not meet the local development plan objectives and its vision for the area.

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