The City of Perth says an 11-storey hotel would destroy the amenity of Barrack Square.

City of Perth says hotel too tall for waterfront

The City of Perth won't back a hotel application at Barrack Square, adjacent to the contentious Elizabeth Quay development, because it says the proposed 11-storey development is too tall.


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I think the majority of people would like too see height 'restrictions' increased to unlimited height allowed. The BHP Billition building ought to have been twice as high and ought not to have been passed on the grounds it looks like a shopping trolley. I say increase the heights of buildings so they shoot to the moon.

What an almost unbelievable situation. But then, when one takes into account how increasingly un user friendly the City is becoming and, the mess planners have made over the last 40 years, it comes as no surprise. What is it about 11 stories? That's an absolute waste of inner City footprint. I believe is all the mini high rise will be on the old Entertainment Centre site on Wellington Street, where they should be looking at around 30 floors minimum per building. One asks, what qualifications do Councillors have, in order to allow them the right to make such decisions?!

CityVision welcomes the decision of the Council, and agrees that 11 storeys is too tall for the immediate foreshore. We'd love to see very tall buildings in the CBD proper. No limit there, especially along St Georges Terrace.However, here they would affect not only Barrack Square but also set a poor precedent for the foreshore to the west of Barrack square, where overshadowing and wind funnelling are big issues. This building would also danage the iconic view of the foreshore-river from Kings Park - a genuinely iconic view, significant to Perth's identity.

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