The application was initially rejected by the City of Stirling, before being appealed by the applicant to the SAT in January of this year.
The City cited issues with the bulk and scale of the Westview Street project as well as the impact on the general amenity of the local area.
Neighbouring residents said they were pleased with the City�s decision to recommend rejection of the development to SAT.
Westview Street resident Rod Mathers said the City�s decision was a good result for residents and ratepayers working against what he described as an abuse of process.
Mr Mathers said the Westview development, on R40-coded land, represented the larger issue of density and urban infill in Perth.
The Scarborough resident said the State needed to apply better direction and thought to the urban infill debate or risk affecting the long-term amenity of Perth�s central suburbs.
�Unfortunately, the State has seen fit to adopt a random, no direction approach, and to permit high density �infill� developments in areas which can only be regarded as inappropriate,� he said. �This �no direction� policy compounds the traffic situation, forces people to buy cars and further compounds the situation of road funding versus public transport funding.
�It also adds to infrastructure and services problems in residential areas, which cannot cater for the number of cars now parking in the streets and on verges.�
State Planning Minister John Day is currently reviewing Amendment 32, lodged by the City of Stirling, in a bid to prohibit multiple dwellings being built on R40 land. The development will be considered at the SAT, where a final decision will be made.