New era awaits Subiaco

An artist’s impression of the proposed Pavilion Market development.
An artist’s impression of the proposed Pavilion Market development.

Pavilion site team D2 Property’s Ian Day, Hassell architects and Mr White met with City of Subiaco development and planning staff and Landvision consultants for 1 Seddon Street and 424-436 Hay Street at the City admin- istration centre last Friday.

Mr White said it was an ‘unbelievable opportunity’ to have two major developments being planned simultaneously next to each other.

‘We’ve been through an excessive consultation and planning process over the past three years, and now we can focus all our energies on creating this catalyst to reinvent the town,’ he said.

Mr Day said the group planned to meet again in two weeks to draw up a concept plan for activating the shared ground level of Seddon Place.

‘This whole block now has the potential for (the recently approved eight-storey Seddon and Hay streets building) owners, ourselves and the council to work together and create the activation the community has been begging for,’ he said.

‘It is clear that locals and visitors have an enormous appetite for bringing live entertainment, shopping and market-style food back to the heart of the city.’ Subiaco chief executive Stephen Tindale said City staff met with Mr Day and Mr White to ‘gain an understanding of the developers’ intentions on the site during and after development.

Mr Tindale said it was common practice to meet with large developers and address project details.

At a council meeting tonight, Cr Garry Trinder will present an elected members’ motion to reject Planning Minister John Day’s approved scheme amendment on the Pavilion Market block.

Cr Trinder’s motion said the proposed built form was in opposition to the City’s strategic vision for the area and would ‘irreversibly change’ the built form typology of Subiaco.

‘To date the minister has not communicated any sound planning justification that outlines why a 16-storey development is either suitable or necessary in Subiaco,’ it said.