City of Wanneroo approves Girrawheen units, councillors say it will benefit suburb

City of Wanneroo approves Girrawheen units, councillors say it will benefit suburb

THE approval of a multiple dwelling development in Girrawheen will benefit the suburb, according to two City of Wanneroo councillors.

An application by Neuhome to create a two-storey, eight-unit residential building at 36 Danbury Crescent was supported unanimously at the October 11 council meeting.

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Cr Domenic Zappa said it was the first application made since the recent amendment to the District Planning Scheme, which created a split residential density code of R20/R40 in the Girrawheen-Koondoola housing precinct.

He said he understood the “angst” from two residents whose opposing comments were shown in the City’s report but believed it was a positive for the suburb.

“This is good change in my opinion and part of the suburb’s renewal as part of the recoding process,” he said.

Cr Brett Treby said there was “pent-up demand” for similar developments in Girrawheen. “The fact this (application) came very quickly comes as no surprise,” he said.

Mayor Tracey Roberts also gave her support, describing it as a beautiful area and assuring attendees that its quality would be maintained.

The approval was given subject to conditions, including that the applicant or landowner would be required to move the speed cushions outside the property a minimum of 2.2m north-east along the road.