9 & 11 Davallia Road, Duncraig – 13 Multiple Dwellings

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The City has received and is currently assessing a development (planning) application for 13 multiple dwellings (apartments) at the above site.  The building is four storeys, comprising two main levels of dwellings, a lower car park level and a roof terrace.

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:

  • Increased building size
  • Increased building height
  • Minor incursion in the front setback area
  • Reduced building side and rear setbacks
  • Reduced open space
  • Reduced privacy setback
  • Overshadowing greater than 25%
  • Reduced provision of one-bedroom dwellings
  • Visitor car parking: provided on site, behind a security barrier rather than in outside of the security barrier.

You may wish to provide a submission on the proposal, as a written comment, by Wednesday 20 February 2019.

Due to the estimated cost of the development, the application will be determined by the Metro North-West Joint Development Assessment Panel (DAP) rather than the City of Joondalup. A DAP is an independent decision-making body for larger scale development applications and comprises technical experts and elected local government representatives.

Submissions will be considered as part of the overall decision-making process. If you choose to make a submission, you will be notified of the date and location of the DAP meeting where this application will be considered and the outcome of the proposal.

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

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.