Stirling council approves ophthalmology centre for Karrinyup lot


66 Francis Ave Karrinyup proposed a change of use to the site to house a medical centre. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d476784
66 Francis Ave Karrinyup proposed a change of use to the site to house a medical centre. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d476784

A VACANT Karrinyup lot can become an ophthalmology centre following Stirling council approval.

In a report presented to the November council meeting, the City had recommended refusing the application to rezone the Francis Avenue site to allow it to be used for consulting rooms.

Western Eye proposed a facility on the opposite side of Karrinyup Shopping Centre to its existing Davenport Street site.

The City received 17 submissions relating to the proposal, with 47 per cent objecting to it.

Concerns related to increased traffic, parking and effects on adjacent properties.

The report did not support the rezoning because it was not compatible with surrounding residential development but councillors passed a motion to adopt a modified version.

This included conditions to require the development to resemble a residential building, adhere to R-Codes and car parking be located within buildings or at the rear of the site.

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