The north-west metro DAP approved the modified proposal, worth $3.4 million, at its meeting on Wednesday, after rejecting it in October, citing concerns about parking at the site.
The drive-through bottle shop attached to the Carine Tavern will be demolished to make way for the Dan Murphy’s store and the existing car park will be reconfigured.
MGA Town Planning consultant Peter Goff, speaking for Dan Murphy’s, told the meeting the revised proposal addressed the concerns raised about parking at the site.
‘The redesign will result in better integration with the existing shopping centre,’ he said.
‘We have been able to squeeze out an extra nine parking bays, bringing the total to 199 bays.
‘We are confident that there is adequate parking for the site.’
Mr Goff said the Dan Murphy’s attached to the Hyde Park Hotel in Perth, which has about 100 parking bays, ‘functions quite adequately’.
Joondalup councillor Mike Norman successfully moved an amendment to the approval requiring shading of the glazed windows on the eastern facade of the building.
‘This will improve the thermal efficiency of the building,’ he said.
– Development Assessment Panels were established by the State Government in 2011 to assess projects worth $7 million or more, and developers can also opt to have applications worth $3-$7 million assessed by the panel.
The panel is made up of two local government elected members and three expert members.