23/12/2021 - 15:39

SDAU flooded with $1b submissions

23/12/2021 - 15:39


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The state’s expedited planning pathway has been inundated with a dozen planning applications valued at $1.18 billion on the eve of its closure.

SDAU flooded with $1b submissions
Barry Baltinas plans to build a $27 million apartment development on Marine Parade in Cottesloe. Image: Supplied.

The state’s expedited planning pathway has been inundated with a dozen planning applications valued at $1.18 billion on the eve of its closure.

The submissions published this week include three separate proposals for apartment developments on Marine Parade in Cottesloe, which has been a focal point of controversy this year.

Among them are Perth developer Barry Baltinas’ $27 million seven-storey apartment building at 122 Marine Parade, alongside Gary Dempsey’s derailed proposal for a seven-storey residential complex.

Mr Dempsey gained approval to build the apartments after a long period of negotiation with council and residents concerned about the height bulk and scale of the development.

He revised his application from nine storeys to seven, but shortly after gaining approval Mr Baltinas bought the 120 Marine Parade site, where he intends to develop alongside his existing proposal.

Town planners element have submitted an application for a $220 million apartment development, including a hotel, restaurants, bar, bottle shop at 140 Marine Parade - the site of the Ocean Beach Hotel, which owner Stan Quinlivan is looking to redevelop.

Town planning and urban design group Taylor Burrell Barnett submitted plans for a $75 million development including 30 apartments, 28 hotel rooms and seven commercial tenancies at 94 Marine Parade.

In resources, Australian Vanadium Limited submitted a proposal for a $228 million vanadium processing facility near Geraldton.

The miner has been planning to build a vanadium processing facility in Tenindewa, 80km east of Geraldton.

Perth property magnate Adrian Fini’s plans for a resort at Smith’s Beach were also published on the site, valued at $280 million.

Earlier estimates put the development, which has attracted pushback from some parts of the community, at $200 million.

Planning Solutions submitted a $98.6 million plan to expand St John of God Health Care hospital at 100 Murdoch Drive in Murdoch to include a 72-bed mental health facility and multi-level carpark.

In East Fremantle, CDP Town Planning and Urban submitted a development application for an $85 million mixed use apartment building spanning 91, 93 and 95 Canning Highway.

An SDAU spokesperson confirmed the development included one, two and three bedroom apartments, offices, a café, basement parking and public open space.

Planning Solutions Australia applied to develop a $47.3 million nine storey mixed use development in Sorrento, with 79 apartments, a restaurant/café, small bar and liquor store.

Apartment developer Finbar Group put forward an application to build a $39 million apartment development in Rivervale, including 143 apartments, communal facilities and basement parking.

Town planners Rowe Group submitted a $24.2 million plan for a multi-storey mixed-use development including 73 apartments and commercial tenancies and residential rooftop amenities at Bank Street in East Victoria Park.

Urban planners element submitted plans for supermarkets in Casuarina and Ravenswood, valued at $25.9 million and $29.1 million respectively.

The State Development Assessment Unit, set up during COVID-19 as a pathway for developments considered to have a significant economic impact, expires in early 2022.

The unit involves the WA Planning Commission determining applications, rather than local government planning bodies and has drawn criticism from some local planning bodies and residents.

State planning authorities are expected to review the state’s planning process in early 2022.



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