Scarborough apartment development gets go ahead from JDAP


Artist impression of the apartments from Burniston Street.
Artist impression of the apartments from Burniston Street.

A FOUR-STOREY Scarborough apartment building is going ahead despite neighbours’ objections.

The Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel approved owner Greenstorm’s proposal for the $3.3 million complex on the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and Burniston Street.

The development will include eight two-bedroom and four three-bedroom units, communal open space, 24 basement parking bays and six bike racks.

A report by the City of Stirling said it and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage had spent the past 10 years developing the planning framework to transform the area west of Scarborough Beach Road into a “vibrant and pedestrian-friendly mixed use area”.

But public consultation feedback was negative, with all 19 submissions coming from residents who lived within 100m of the site and objected to the plan.

Issues raised included building height, perceived lack of parking, increased traffic and privacy concerns.

The report said redevelopment of the area was “strategically important” as it was one of Perth’s key activity corridors and the proposal had been assessed against relevant planning frameworks.

“With the imposition of appropriate conditions, the proposal will represent an acceptable form of development in this location,” it said.

Among the 28 conditions are requirements to widen Brodie Lane at the developer’s cost, plant two trees on Burniston Street and retain two significant trees on Brodie Lane.

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