Scarborough: Plans for $5.2 million residential development approved

An artist’s impression of the Scarborough Beach Road development.
An artist’s impression of the Scarborough Beach Road development.

REVISED plans for a $5.2 million multi-unit development in Scarborough gained approval this week following mediation through the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).

The Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel approved residential development plans for Griffin Guardian’s property at 152 Scarborough Beach Road on July 10.

After the panel rejected the original plans for a 15-unit, five-storey building in April 2017, applicant Allerding and Associates appealed through SAT.

According to the panel meeting agenda, the applicant submitted amended plans for a 14-unit development in February following mediation.

Allerding associate Amanda Butterworth said the revised plans addressed landscaping and dwelling diversity issues raised by the panel when it considered the original proposal.

During public consultation earlier this year, the City of Stirling received 21 submissions objecting to the proposal, citing insufficient parking, traffic safety concerns and building height exceeding the three-storey maximum for the area.

The five-member panel unanimously supported the City’s recommendation to approve the plans, with 23 conditions.

Those included that the owner pays the City for lights on Pingrup Lane and significant trees on Scarborough Beach Road be retained and protected during construction.

The plans depict two buildings, one with three storeys and a communal roof deck facing Scarborough Beach Road and a rear building with three storeys and a basement.

The development will include one single-bedroom unit, nine two-bedroom units and four three-bedroom units.

It will have 16 parking bays for residents, provided in two car stacking systems, two visitor bays on Pingrup Lane and two more on Scarborough Beach Road.