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Subiaco continues to oppose Shenton Park apartments over overshadowing concerns

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Subiaco councillors are recommending plans for residence buildings in Shenton Park be knocked again for a second time due to persevering with concerns about overshadowing.

Councillors agreed at their June 22 assembly for the City’s report to the Metro Inner North Development Assessment Panel advocate refusal of building of two six-storey residential buildings and a restaurant on the nook of Evans Street and Railway Road.

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Metro Inner North Development Assessment Panel members deferred Momentum Wealth’s $18 million plans in April so the applicant may rethink the design’s interface and its potential to overshadow neighbouring items at 336 Onslow Road.

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Danielle Davison, who represented the applicant, instructed councillors the brand new plans diminished “overshading” of neighbouring items at 336 Onslow Road.

“Surely a development cannot be expected to avoid all building, on a future R100 site just for the sake of one courtyard that may or may not even exist in five years,” she mentioned.

“Here we have a site, on a busy road, opposite a railway – where better to approve a new buzzing community than here.”

Artist impression of 97 to 101 Evans Street and 375 to 379 Railway Road
Camera IconArtist impression of 97 to 101 Evans Street and 375 to 379 Railway Road Credit: Tim Davies Landscaping

But Cr Rosemarie de Vries mentioned the proposed growth didn’t slot in with current properties within the surrounding streetscape, with overshadowing, kind and scale nonetheless a priority.

“This is not what the community has asked for…it’s just not good enough yet,” she mentioned.

“It compromises the amenity of those in the East in terms of bulk and scale… it will have an adverse effect on the streetscape and existing residents who will have amenity impacted.”

At the identical assembly, council advisable approval of a six-storey residence and workplace constructing at 25 Rowland Street, which Cr Derek Nash claimed would carry individuals and life in to the world.

But Rowland Street resident Seigo Watanabe instructed councillors the constructing was “too tall” and would injury his household’s privateness, view and worth of their first house.

Artist Impression of 25 Rowland Street in Subiaco
Camera IconArtist Impression of 25 Rowland Street in Subiaco Credit: Klopper and Davis Architects

“The new planned building is too close to our property and our life can be observed from level two or above of the building,” he mentioned.

The panel rejected developer Capelli Holdings’ earlier pitch for an eight-storey complicated on the web site in January earlier than it lodged revised plans in April.

The panel will take into account each growth functions at its assembly on Tuesday.

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