Plans for $3m, 24hr medical centre in Ashby get minor surgery for Metro North-West DAP meeting

An artist’s impression of the proposed development at 14 Blackberry Way, Ashby.
An artist’s impression of the proposed development at 14 Blackberry Way, Ashby.

PLANS for a $3 million double-storey medical centre and office development in Ashby will be tabled at a Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel meeting next week.

The panel is scheduled to consider a recommendation by City of Wanneroo staff to approve plans for 14 Blackberry Way on Monday.

The application by Planning Solutions on behalf of landowner Endeavour Properties requested that it be allowed to operate 24-7 to give it flexibility, as tenants had not yet been confirmed.

However, the City has recommended operating hours be restricted to between 7am and 10pm seven days a week, including public holidays.

“Whilst a medical centre may be an appropriate use in this location, a 24-hour medical centre is likely to adversely impact on the amenity of the existing and future nearby residential dwellings,” the report said.

The report said the City did not receive any submissions during public consultation in late 2018.

Plans for the 4116sq m site include 10 consulting rooms in the ground- floor medical centre, office space upstairs and 65 parking bays.

One of the recommended conditions would restrict the number of health consultants at the medical centre to a maximum of 10 at any one time.

The panel is scheduled to meet at the Wanneroo Civic Centre from 1.30pm on February 4.