74 Mill Point Rd Special Council Meeting
Background: Enquiry from journalists regarding the Special Council Meeting held on Monday 11 July 2016 to consider the Responsible Authority Report for a 44 storey development at 74 Mill Point Road, South Perth.
Please attribute the following comments to City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty
At a Special Council Meeting held on Monday 11 July, the City of South Perth Council considered the Responsible Authority Report for a 44 storey development at 74 Mill Point Road, South Perth.
At the meeting, Council resolved unanimously to support the City Officer’s recommendation in the RAR to refuse the development application, specifically on the grounds of traffic management issues. A traffic modelling study undertaken by external consultants highlights the inability of the road network in the area to cater for a development of this scale.
Furthermore, the Council supports the Officer’s recommendation to refuse the development application on the grounds of the high proportion of serviced apartments within the development. This proposed mix of non-residential land use does not align with the vision of the South Perth Station Precinct as an employment destination.
The report also recommends refusal based on the proposed zero street setbacks and height of the development (approximately 143 metres) which does not align with the proposed height limits of 25 metres outlined in the City’s Town Planning Scheme Amendment No.46.
Council can only provide their recommendation to the Joint Development Assessment Panel for consideration – denying Council any decision-making capacity. We urge JDAP to refuse this development application and take the Council and City Officer’s recommendations into account when they make their decision tomorrow.
The Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel will meet on Wednesday 13 July 2016 at the City of South Perth’s Council Chambers to make a determination.
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