Edge Visionary Living has today welcomed the decision by the Metropolitan Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) at its meeting on Wednesday October 19 to grant Development Approval for a 34-storey mixed use development at 74 Mill Point Road.
Edge Visionary Living Managing Director Gavin Hawkins said the decision was in line with proper and orderly planning and reaffirmed the integrity of the City of South Perth’s existing Town Planning Scheme and in particular Amendment 25.
The project was approved by the JDAP after Edge submitted a revised plan that saw the building reduced in height from 44-storeys to 34-storeys and a reduction in the number of serviced apartments from 147 to 100.
“We listened to the concerns about height so we decided that the best option was to reduce Lumiere under the height of the Civic Heart building as something that would be more acceptable,” he said.
“Lumiere is not only smaller in height, but its also smaller in scale when compared with Civic Heart, Glass House and the proposed development at 88 Mill Point Road.”
Mr Hawkins said Lumiere, which is being developed in partnership with leading apartment designers, Hillam Architects, was described by the City of South Perth’s Design Advisory Committee as a building of ‘exceptional quality’.
“The JDAP made similar references in its decision and acknowledged that Lumiere would become a benchmark for quality and amenity for future high-rise buildings in South Perth, which highlights our approach to exceptional apartment projects,” he said.
“The JDAP’s decision also ends a long period of uncertainty for the more than 60 families, many from South Perth, who have committed more than $80 million into the project. It really enables them to get on with planning for their lives.”
Mr Hawkins said that Edge would continue with its appeal to the Supreme Court over the decision by Justice Chaney to set aside Lumiere’s original development application as a 29-storey building.
“This issue still requires clarification because of the continuing uncertainty and difficulties it’s created,” he said.
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