41 Twickenham Drive, Kingsley – Seven Multiple Dwellings (re-advertising)

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APPLICATION TO THE STATE ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL FOR REVIEW OF PLANNING APPLICATION DA19/0431: REFUSAL OF SEVEN MULTIPLE DWELLINGS

An application for seven Multiple Dwellings at the above address was refused by Council at its meeting held on 21 April 2020.  The applicant subsequently made an application to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to review the decision to refuse the proposal.

As part of the SAT review process, a modified proposal was then considered by Council at its meeting held on 8 December 2020, where the proposal was deferred to address outstanding concerns raised in the officer’s report,  and to engage with residents adjoining and near the subject site.

The applicant has now provided a further amended design proposal for the seven Multiple Dwellings, which is currently being assessed by the City. The key changes to the plans considered at the 8 December 2020 Council meeting include:

  • A revised landscape proposal including additional information on the viability of landscaping.
  • Modifications to the first-floor building design, to allow a waste vehicle to collect refuse form within the property.

No changes have been made to the building height, dwelling yield or the number of visitor and resident car parking bays.

A copy of the development plans can be viewed by clicking the link below. In addition, links to the Council Minutes from 21 April 2020 and 8 December 2020, which contain previous supporting information relating to the matter, are also available by clicking the link below.

The proposal is required to meet State Planning Policy 7.3 Residential Design Codes Volume 2 – Apartments (SPP7.3) and the City’s local planning policies. SPP7.3 is divided into different ‘design elements’ (for example; plot ratio, building height, street setbacks, building orientation, landscaping, visual privacy, parking). For all ‘design elements’ there are objectives that need to be met.

Unlike the previous Residential Design Codes, SPP7.3 does not have a ‘deemed-to-comply’ pathway and provides acceptable outcomes and design guidance to assist in meeting the objectives. Further details on SPP7.3 is available on the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Wednesday 13 January 2021.  In this instance, in order to meet the deadlines required by SAT, consultation has had to be undertaken over the Christmas period.  However, in accordance with the City’s Planning Consultation Local Planning Policy, the duration of consultation has been extended by seven days, to a total of 21 days.

As part of the application for review process, the SAT has invited the Council to consider the amended design on or prior to 16 February 2021. Submissions will be considered as part of the overall decision-making process and if you choose to make a submission, you will be notified of the dates of the Briefing and Council meetings seven (7) days prior, and also advised of the SAT decision on the proposal.

Submissions can be made via the online Planning Consultation Submission Form below, via email or via post to PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.