Height increase proposed for Karrinyup apartments

An artist's impression of the Karrinyup apartments.
An artist's impression of the Karrinyup apartments.

A SEVEN-STOREY apartment building is proposed for Karrinyup.

Developer Blackburne is seeking to increase the height of its Karrinyup East residential development above the previously approved four storeys.

The development will offer 94 apartments at the corner of Francis Avenue and Davenport Street as part of the Karrinyup Shopping Centre redevelopment.

It proposes a mix of one, two and three-bedroom units and 153 residents’ parking bays across the seven storeys.

West of the apartments along Davenport Street will be a four-storey and a two-storey building for commercial tenancies.

An architectural statement by architects Hames Sharley said the development was designed as a “transitional building between the suburban context and the shopping centre via its scale, density and form”.

The City of Stirling is seeking feedback on the proposal, which will be decided by the Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel.

The plans are contrary to the local planning policy as building street setbacks are less than the minimum required.

Submissions close Thursday, August 23.

View the application at www.yoursay.stirling.wa.gov.au.