The application, filed by Perth planners Greg Rowe and Associates, planned to demolish the current building and replacing it with a six-storey office and retail development and nine-storey retail, dining, cinema and hotel development.
The Development Assessment Panel (DAP) sent the application to council for consideration at last Tuesday’s full council meeting.
Mayor Heather Henderson said while council loved the vitality the development would bring to the city, there was still ‘work to be done.’
‘We are delighted the developers have considered implementing the cinemas back into the plans (and) we are delighted there is going to be a food hall near the entrance,’ Mrs Henderson said.
‘It’s nearly there but it needed some tweaking.’
Council rejected the proposal because the plot ratio and height were too big and because of the characteristics of the building.
‘It would be contrary to the amenity of the location,’ Cr Scott Arbuckle said during the meeting. ‘You can bet your bottom dollar the next site will want the same concessions’