13/08/2021 - 10:20

$99m CBD tower approved

13/08/2021 - 10:20

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Far East Consortium’s plan for a 15-storey mixed-use development on the corner of Roe Street and King Street has been given the green light.

The tower will add 26,350sqm of office space into the CBD market. Image: Woods Bagot

Far East Consortium’s plan for a 15-storey mixed-use development on the corner of Roe Street and King Street has been given the green light. 

Far East Consortium and CBUS Property lodged a proposal via DevelopmentWA for lot 10 within the Perth City Link precinct earlier this year.

The 3,807 square metre site is located above the Public Transport Authority railway dive structure and within the King-Lake Precinct of the Central Perth Redevelopment Area.

Designed by Woods Bagot, the tower plans to integrate 26,350sqm of office floor space across levels four to 14, 1,110sqm of dining and entertainment space across three tenancies at ground level and 38 car parking bays across levels one and two.

The proposal also plans to provide a 155sqm recreation and sporting facility at ground level, with a staff lounge and end-of-trip facilities at ground and mezzanine levels, as well as a rooftop terrace with amenities.

The development application was submitted by planning group Urbis, falls under the Central Perth Land Redevelopment Committee’s (CPLRC) jurisdiction, with the body responsible for development applications with an estimated cost of more than $20 million and less than $100 million within the area.

The CPLRC approved the application - despite plans deviating from the Central Perth Redevelopment Scheme guidelines.  

The proposal exceeds the design guidelines for maximum building of 13 storeys and does not consider the area’s recommended requirement to provide at least 110 residential dwellings.

However, the meeting agenda notes that under a discretionary clause of the design guidelines a development application that departs from the development criteria may still be approved if it is consistent with the scheme vision and meets the design intent.

DevelopmentWA general manager planning and transition Matt Ryan outlined in his recommendation for approval that the two-storey height increase was minor when considered in the inner-city context and that there were no objections raised in relation to the proposed height during the public consultation process.

Addressing the lack of dwellings, Mr Ryan pointed to Far East Consortium’s other developments under construction at Perth City Link, which was delivering 314 apartments and 143 hotel rooms.

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