Blackburne receives community support for Subiaco Pavilion Markets development

An artist's impression of the development.
An artist's impression of the development.

BLACKBURNE Property Group has received overwhelming community support for its proposed $235 million development of the Subiaco Pavilion Markets.

During City of Subiaco public consultation, 530 submissions were received with 457 (86 per cent) of those supporting the development.

There were only 57 submissions (10 per cent) that were opposed to the development and the remaining 16 submissions made were comments (3 per cent).

Of the 530 submissions, most favouring the development were from people living outside the city (267), with only four objections and five comments submitted by those in the same area.

Results showed 147 people living within Subiaco showed support, 50 local residents objected and only nine provided comments.

Blackburne wants to construct three buildings with mixed use space – a six-storey Rokeby building, a six-storey Roberts building with various setbacks and a 24 storey Seddon building.

The proposal includes a total of 240 apartments and 516 car parking bays – 406 of those parking spaces for residential and 110 for commercial use.

Blackburne submitted amended plans to the City on January 11 after local and state planning officials and the state heritage office raised concerns about the size of the Rokeby building.

The proposed development will include ground level markets with retail and food space as well as public space, a new town square on Seddon Street and a pocket park and entertainment area near the centre.

There are also plans for pop up stalls on Seddon Street.

The council will make a recommendation to the Metro West JDAP panel at a council meeting on February 12.