Market site tower height defended

Shorehaven Boulevard was opened last week, giving formal access to the beach in Alkimos.
Shorehaven Boulevard was opened last week, giving formal access to the beach in Alkimos.

Roberts Day design group and D2 Property developers make up the project team representing the site’s private owners.

Mr White said the tower would occupy less than 25 per cent of the area and be largely out of sight to pedestrians.

‘In direct consideration of community views relating to the scale and character of Rokeby Road, our proposal mainly consists of three, four, five, six and seven-storey buildings,’ he said.

‘We spent a lot of time in extensive consultation 18 months ago with more than 200 community members, with more than 90 per cent approving our proposal.

‘I believe that when we have a calm and rational discussion about our design, Subiaco will welcome it.’

The development proposal includes 232 apartments, 94 serviced short-stay units, 18 shops and a supermarket.

Save Our Subiaco campaigner Linda Rogers said the developer had ignored Subiaco’s Think 2030 community vision held in 2010, during which 4000 residents agreed the City should limit high-rise and multi-storey housing.

‘I would like to know why one developer from the eastern states who plans to break every single one of our planning regulations has more say on what happens in Subiaco than its residents and ratepayers,’ Ms Rogers said.