Supreme Court Decision regarding JDAP approval on South Perth Peninsula

Media Response 26 February 2016
South Perth Station Precinct
Journalist's background: Is anyone able to comment and provide some more clarification on the ruling? It seems to be unclear whether the entire development has been rejected or just the residential aspects.

Please attribute the following comments to City of South Perth CEO Geoff Glass:

Does this mean the development has been rejected completely? Or just the residential aspects of it?
The Supreme Court found that the JDAP’s approval of the development was invalid and should be set aside. 

Are serviced apartments considered residential or commercial? 
The City has a policy, P312, which guides this type of development. 

‘Serviced apartments’ are one form of ‘Tourist Accommodation’ which provides self-contained visitor accommodation for short-term occupancy. These visitors play an important role in the economic well-being of the City.

Tourist Accommodation is a non-residential (generally known as commercial) use in the City’s Town Planning Scheme. 

How does this impact other development applications that will be submitted to the city?

The City intends to take legal advice in considering the ruling to obtain a full understanding of its implications for its local planning processes and seek clarification where needed. 

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