DIVISIVE: Developers keen on South Perth apartment projects are facing tough opposition. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Advocacy group to push back on apartments

A new group of property professionals promises to bring balance to Perth’s debate over density.


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Every development site has a building envelope and a planning scheme setting out parking, open space and commercial space requirements etc. The problem with a lot of developers is that they think it is their right to ignore the building envelope and other scheme requirements. So long as developers continue to do that, especially using DAPS as their 'patsy' then they will continue to receive justified community objection. I have been involved in a number of scheme amendments and whilst I see the community very much involved, the property development industry would be lucky to even lodge a submission let alone attend a workshop or community forum on a scheme amendment. Accordingly, I have very little sympathy for developers who complain when they can't get approval for something outside the planning scheme rules that are often determined through widespread community consultation.

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