Julie Matheson

CFP Business Specialist | Local Government Expert | Political Adviser

DAP 263-277 Hay Street, Subiaco

Submissions are being called for on this DAP application at 263-277 Hay Street, Subiaco.  The closing date is 5pm Friday 9 November 2012

The development is planned for the corner of Hay Street and Olive Street.  It will combine 7 lots into one big super block and includes the demolition of all existing buildings to build a five storey mixed use development.

See the plans at:  http://subiaco.wa.gov.au/template.asp?navSelect=12&mainNavID=12&pageRecID=985

Local residents and ratepayers have reviewed the development application and have the following comments to make in their submissions:

  1. The proposed building is a gross over-development of the site.
  2. It does not comply with the Town Planning Scheme requirements in its plot ratio; building envelope; streetscape; vehicle movements; vehicle access and egress.
  3. Clause 45(4)(a) of the TPS4 refers to a building height shall not exceed 9 metres overall and 6 metres wall height.  Only elected members can vary this height restriction to a maximum height of 12 metres and wall height of 9 metres where they are satisfied that there is to be no undue adverse impact on adjoining sites, streetscape or the amenity of the locality in general.
  4. The proposed development has a building height of 18 metres (5 storeys plus 2 basement levels).  It is a non compliant development application.
  5. There will be a significant increase in traffic movements and potentially dangerous traffic problems on Churchill Ave and Olive Street as 400 workers jostle for 233 car bays.
  6. Surrounding streets will be prime targets for office workers’ parking requirements.
  7. The excessive height and scale of the development with a high proportion of office space in the development are not consistent with the character of the area or the precinct planning.
  8. The use of highly reflective finishes throughout is not consistent with the character of the Hay Street East Precinct Planning Policy
  9. The proposed building will tower over the existing streetscape and building heights.
  10. The site’s service area (rubbish and deliveries for the 400 workers and 50 residents) faces Churchill Ave leading to noisy truck deliveries adjacent to a residential area.  The developer also assumes they can cross Council land to gain access to the site’s service area.
  11. Super blocks in Subiaco are out of character, out of touch with our village lifestyle and a blow to the amenity of the area.

If you would like to find out what to put in your submission contact:  bouffler77@hotmail.com

To make a submission via email:  city@subiaco.wa.gov.au

Or delivery at Council Offices 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco  WA  6008

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This entry was posted on October 22, 2012 by in DAP, Town Centre.
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