05/01/2022 - 16:06

Scarborough apartments knocked back

05/01/2022 - 16:06


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The state government has refused Tada Group Holding’s application for $6 million seven-storey apartments in Scarborough, despite the project being flagged for approval.

Scarborough apartments knocked back
Tada Group's proposed apartments were knocked back by DevelopmentWA.

The state government has refused Tada Group Holding’s application for a $6 million seven-storey apartment development in Scarborough, despite the project being flagged for approval.

DevelopmentWA cited concerns about boundary set backs outlined in the application, stating it was considered to be inconsistent with local design guidelines.

Tada Group, run by Scarborough developers Louis and Anthony Detata, in May last year submitted a proposal to build a 21-dwelling, seven-storey apartment building at 2 Filburn Street.

In October, the Scarborough Land Redevelopment Committee sought the plans for the project be revised to align with guidelines including privacy mitigation and borders with neighbouring properties.

Tada Group changed its designs to factor in these issues and DevelopmentWA recommended the project be approved.

A report submitted by DevelopmentWA executive general manager planning and transition Matt Ryan stated that Tada Group’s modifications “meaningfully address the items raised by the LRC”.

But on a meeting on December 6, DevelopmentWA refused the application, saying it was inconsistent with the precinct’s design guidelines.

DevelopmentWA added that the proposal “does not achieve the required set back from the eastern lot boundary and therefore does not provide an appropriate interface with the neighbouring dwelling”

Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority design guidelines for the Filburn Groves state that development in the area should help provide a transition from higher density to low density residential developments.

Planning authorities have approved several high-rise buildings near the site of Tada’s proposal, as part of the Scarborough redevelopment area.

Filburn Street sits within the redevelopment area.  

In March, Sentinel Fund Manager Australia were given the green light to build a 24-storey mixed use development on the corner of West Coast Highway and Manning Street.

The proposal included a new community park planned along Manning and Filburn Streets.

In May, a plan for a 19-storey and 17-storey tower development from Edge Visionary Living on Reserve Street in Scarborough was approved.

Two months later, Woolworths was approved to build two towers of 29 and 12 storeys at the White Sands Tavern site along West Coast Highway.

Tada Group’s proposal involved the demolition of an existing house on the 865 square metre area.

The developer can appeal its application to the State Administrative Tribunal.


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