53 Sporing Way, Hillarys – Three new two storey grouped dwellings

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The City has received and is currently assessing a planning application for three new two storey dwellings (grouped dwellings) at the above address.

A copy of the development plans can be viewed by clicking the link below.

All residential development in the City of Joondalup is required to meet the requirements of the Residential Design Codes of Western Australia (R-Codes) and the City’s Residential Development Local Planning Policy. Both are divided up into different ‘design elements’ (for example; site area, street setbacks, street walls and fences, open space, building height, parking, landscaping).

For all ‘design elements’, there are objectives that need to be met. There are two different ways that can be used to assess if the objectives are being met – known as ‘deemed-to-comply standards’ and ‘design principles’.

If the proposal meets the deemed-to-comply standards, it is automatically considered to meet the objective and should be approved in accordance with the requirements of the R-Codes.

Where the deemed-to-comply standards are not met, this does not necessarily mean that the proposal does not meet the objective. Instead, the City needs to exercise some judgement (referred to as ‘discretion’) in considering whether the proposal meets the design principles, which may result in a better built form outcome than a proposal which has met the ‘deemed-to-comply’ requirements.

In this circumstance the applicant is asking the City to exercise discretion with regards to the following design elements:

  • Verge visitor parking bays
  • Crossover width
  • Primary street setback
  • Western, eastern and southern lot boundary setbacks
  • Boundary wall length and height to western lot boundary
  • Provision of open space to Unit 2
  • Building height
  • Onsite vehicle manoeuvring
  • Clearly defined entry points from the street
  • Reduced outdoor living areas and reduced dimension
  • Landscaping within the common property driveway
  • Fill and retaining greater than 0.5m with a reduced setback to the southern (rear) and eastern (left side) lot boundaries
  • Reduced visual privacy setbacks to the western and eastern lot boundaries.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by 25 July 2019.

Submissions can be sent to the City via info@joondalup.wa.gov.au or posted to PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919.

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 outcome of the proposal.

For assistance in reviewing the plans or for more information on this proposal please contact Planning Services or visit the City’s Administration Centre located at 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.