62 Banks Avenue, Hillarys – New mixed use development (four commercial tenancies, eight apartments)

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The City has received and is currently assessing a planning application for a mixed use development at the above address.

The application is for a mixed use development which comprises;

  • A four storey building with under croft car parking.
  • Four commercial tenancies on the ground and first floor.
  • Eight residential apartments with a mix of one, two and three bedroom dwellings.
  • A single vehicle access point from Banks Avenue.
  • A total of 19 car bays.

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), 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.

The subject development also needs to be assessed against the Whitfords Activity Centre Plan.

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

  • Building Height
  • Floor to floor heights
  • Plot ratio
  • Lot boundary setback (rear boundary)

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by 30 January 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 the City on 9400 4100 or visit the City’s Administration Centre located at 90 Boas Avenue, Joondalup.