Banksia Grove childcare plans revised in SAT appeal

An artist's impression of the Harbour Elbow childcare centre.
An artist's impression of the Harbour Elbow childcare centre.

PUBLIC consultation on revised plans for a childcare centre in Banksia Grove will close next week.

The City of Wanneroo has invited comments on Atlantis Group’s proposal for 10 Harbour Elbow until April 9.

The childcare provider has revised plans following its appeal to the State Administrative Tribunal after the council refused the application last October.

An aerial view of the proposed childcare location in Banksia Grove.

Changes include reducing the capacity of the centre from 120 children and 21 staff to a maximum of 92 children and 17 staff.

It has also changed the car park layout to avoid removal of significant trees on the 5000sq m property, reducing the number of parking bays from 37 to 29, and revised the building design to a 114sq m floorspace.

A traffic impact statement by MW Urban Planning and Development said the development would generate a maximum additional traffic flow of 322 vehicles per day, with access via a Greenvale Place driveway.

An artist’s impression of the Harbour Elbow childcare centre.

“It is clear that Greenvale Place and Malachite Fairway will both remain well below 1000 vehicles per day, while Turquoise Loop and Viridian Drive will both remain below their indicative maximum traffic flows of 3000 vehicles per day,” it said.

It said the maximum hourly traffic flow would be 65 vehicle trips in the morning peak and 67 in the afternoon peak, which translated to about one vehicle trip per minute and would not have any significant impact on the amenity of the area or the efficiency and safety of the road system.

A noise assessment by Herring Storer Acoustics said including 1.8m high fences on the northern and southern boundaries would help ensure noise from the outdoor play areas reaching neighbouring residential properties would comply with regulations.

Visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au to make a submission.

An artist’s impression of the Harbour Elbow childcare centre.