Wanneroo dwelling plan ‘meets policies’, says City


The proposed development site in Winship Ave.  d472904
The proposed development site in Winship Ave. d472904

A TWO-STOREY multiple dwelling development in Wanneroo is being recommended for approval by councillors.

The Winship Avenue property owner has applied to the City of Wanneroo to build 10 two-bedroom units on the 1257sq m site, which is zoned R20/R40.

The City’s report to be presented at tonight’s council meeting said three objections to the proposal were received, which raised concerns about increased traffic, parking issues, space for bin collection and boundary walls. It said the development was compliant with relevant policies except in regards to the R-codes boundary wall requirement, which permits one side boundary while the plan is for two, but this was supported as it met design principles. Traffic was expected to increase by 76 trips per day to 408, which was under the road capacity of 3000, and the applicant provided a waste management plan to ensure bin collection would not negatively affect surrounding homes.

At last Tuesday’s briefing session, acting planning and sustainability director Pas Bracone acknowledged the development was different to existing residences in the area but it was consistent with the City’s planning scheme amendment to increase residential density.

“The proposal will contribute to a provision of a range and variety of housing, close to an activity centre,” he said.

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