Revised plans for Lumiere 74 Mill Point Road

Media Response 18 March 2016
South Perth Station Precinct

Journalist's background: Re: revised plans for Lumiere at 74 Mill Point Rd, for 44 storeys instead of 29, due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court.

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

Does the council consider this application to be consistent with the spirit of the Supreme Court ruling?

The application is currently undergoing consultation and is being assessed against relevant planning requirements. Once a review of the drawings, associated documents and comments received during consultation is complete, the City will be able to arrive at a definitive position in this regard.

Is this proposal consistent with any council policies in place regarding the number of Serviced Apartments that will be required for this area?
The City does not have a policy relating to the number of serviced apartments required for South Perth Station Precinct.

Why does a serviced apartment count as commercial space?
Serviced apartments are listed as a non-residential land use within the City’s Town Planning Scheme No. 6, hence observed to be used for commercial purposes.

How many new dwellings does the TPS estimate will be needed in the next 20 years in the Station Precinct Area to accommodate future population growth, and how many have already received planning approval? 
The original South Perth Station Precinct plan of 2011 estimated that an additional 950 dwellings would be built within the precinct area.

Since that time the State Government has set a target for the entire City of South Perth of an additional 8300 dwellings by 2050. This figure is contained within the Central Sub-regional Planning Framework of the Draft “Perth and Peel @3.5 million” document (refer to page 41). The majority of these are anticipated to be met in the Canning Highway Corridor, the Canning Bridge Activity Centre and the South Perth Station Precinct. To date there have been in excess of 1000 dwellings approved in the South Perth Station precinct.

Will the developer be able in future to request a 'change of use' from Serviced Apartments to Residential and then sell the dwellings as ordinary apartments?
The developers may consider applying for a change of use from serviced apartments to residential apartments. Prior to determining such an application, the City will be assessing it against the planning requirements that will be operative at that time. 

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