Skippers Row Subdivision Development

UPDATE

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25 October 2017

The City of Bayswater has successfully negotiated the purchase of Carter's wetland at 128 King William Street, adjacent to the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary. Please see the media statement in the Document Library or click here, for more information.


26 June 2017

Developers of the site have provided notification that the first stage of earthworks will commence in the first week of July in accordance with the approval granted by the City of Bayswater in April 2017. The works will include the

UPDATE

Please see the News Feed below for the latest update on this development.


25 October 2017

The City of Bayswater has successfully negotiated the purchase of Carter's wetland at 128 King William Street, adjacent to the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary. Please see the media statement in the Document Library or click here, for more information.


26 June 2017

Developers of the site have provided notification that the first stage of earthworks will commence in the first week of July in accordance with the approval granted by the City of Bayswater in April 2017. The works will include the import of fill material to site, site improvement works and ongoing stabilisation. The earthworks are anticipated to remain in its final state for up to 12 months.

For further details please see the media release provided by the developer, available in the document library, or by clicking here.

Please direct any enquiries regarding the site works to Stephen Elliott at Urban Resources Management, on 0428 692 181.


4 April

Following advice from the Department of Environment Regulation (DER), the City has now provided conditional approval for Stage 1 earthworks associated with the development at Lots 6 - 10, 130 King William Street, Bayswater.

For further information please see the media release located in the document library, or by clicking here.


The City of Bayswater understands that there are many people who continue to have an interest in the progress of the Skippers Row subdivision development. While there is not a lot of new information to share at this point in time, the City is committed to keeping stakeholders informed as the matter progresses.

An Information Sheet is now available in the Document Library providing an update on the current status of the development. The main points to note are also included below.

  • When the WA Planning Commission (WAPC) granted approval for the subdivision, the WAPC imposed a number of conditions that have to be met for the subdivision to take place.
  • The City of Bayswater has received information supplied by the applicant aimed at demonstrating that these conditions have been met. This information is currently being reviewed by the City’s officers.
  • In addition to reviewing the information, the City is seeking clarification from the Department of Environment Regulation as to whether the Department needs to consider and sign-off on the relevant environmental conditions imposed.
  • Should it prove that the information supplied by the applicant demonstrates that the conditions imposed by the WAPC have been met, this would allow the applicant to move ahead with the earthworks at the Skippers Row site. It should be noted that the earthworks proposed at this stage have been scaled back to minimise any further impact on the Carters land whilst the future of this landholding is being considered.
  • Once new Ministers have taken up their various portfolios following the State elections, the City will be writing to the State Government seeking financial assistance to purchase the adjacent Carters wetland.

For enquiries about this process, please contact Janelle Easthope, Community Engagement Advisor, on 9272 0617.



The City of Bayswater hosted a community workshop on Tuesday 13 December to discuss and receive feedback on potential alternatives for the Skippers Row Sub-Division Development on King William Street in Bayswater. The workshop was attended by 34 people as well as a number of City of Bayswater Councillors and staff.

At the workshop three development alternatives were presented for consideration and discussion with the aim of identifying a preferred development that:

  • Manages the impact on Carter's wetland
  • Responds to sensitive, nearby land uses; and
  • Recognises the landowners' development rights.

A wide variety of input was provided by participants, for the City to consider when progressing the matter.

The workshop presentation and summary is available in the Document Library. The feedback period has now closed and an outcome will be advised in due course, pending Council resolution and following the Minister for Planning's decision regarding the future of the Carter's Land.

For enquiries about this process, please contact Janelle Easthope, Community Engagement Advisor, on 9272 0617.

Below is a summary of the approved subdivision and the three alternative designs that were discussed at the workshop. Further information and specifics are included in the attached workshop presentation.

Approved Subdivision

The landowners have received conditional approval for the sub-division at Lots 6 - 10, 130 King William Street, Bayswater. Development will not proceed until the conditions are cleared.

Below is a diagram of the approved sub-division, which includes cul-de-sac heads entering the adjacent property (Lot 14, 128 King William Street), with the consent of the owner of that land. Also contained on this lot is what is commonly referred to as 'Carters Wetland'. The diagram indicates the extent of development of the road itself; with the required battering this design would enter the adjoining lot by approximately 35m. An aerial photograph depicting this is included in the presentation.



Alternative 1

The first alternative offers an alternative cul-de-sac design, with hammerhead ends on Carter's Land. This design would impact the adjoining lot by approximately 20m.




Alternative 2

The second alternative offers a land swap, whereby the City of Bayswater would provide a portion of Lot 11, a part of Bayswater Riverside Gardens, for development. This would provide a buffer between the development and the adjoining Lot 14, removing any encroachment on Carter's Land.

This alternative design would require the relocation of some infrastructure on Riverside Gardens, as well as the loss of several mature trees.




Possible Alternative 3

The third alternative discussed is one which has not yet been fully investigated and would require further discussion with the landowners and Council. This option would involve a land swap whereby the City of Bayswater would provide a portion of 154 Leake Street for development, removing the impact on Carter's Land and removing any impact on Riverside Gardens.


  • Development Update - October 2018

    about 1 year ago

    The City has received the Western Australian Planning Commission's determination from its Statutory Planning Committee Meeting held on 25 September 2018, confirming the new subdivision application has been conditionally approved. The minutes and agenda from meeting are available at the following link:

    https://www.planning.wa.gov.au/7808.asp

    Most notably the subdivision approval includes ceding of public open space adjacent the wetland areas which will be landscaped and serve as a buffer to assist in mitigating impact from the development. The applicant is currently liaising with the City in preparation of the necessary documents to address the conditions of subdivision approval which...

    The City has received the Western Australian Planning Commission's determination from its Statutory Planning Committee Meeting held on 25 September 2018, confirming the new subdivision application has been conditionally approved. The minutes and agenda from meeting are available at the following link:

    https://www.planning.wa.gov.au/7808.asp

    Most notably the subdivision approval includes ceding of public open space adjacent the wetland areas which will be landscaped and serve as a buffer to assist in mitigating impact from the development. The applicant is currently liaising with the City in preparation of the necessary documents to address the conditions of subdivision approval which include specifications and detail of works to be undertaken on site.
  • Development Update - August 2018

    about 1 year ago

    The Western Australian Planning Commission has advised the City that the decision regarding the new subdivision application has been deferred until no later than 25 September 2018, for the following reason:

    - Further investigations are required to address comments raised by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Also, the proposed extension will facilitate the consideration of the application by the Statutory Planning Committee at the meeting scheduled for the 18 September 2018.

    Please keep an eye on this page for further information when it becomes available.


    The Western Australian Planning Commission has advised the City that the decision regarding the new subdivision application has been deferred until no later than 25 September 2018, for the following reason:

    - Further investigations are required to address comments raised by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Also, the proposed extension will facilitate the consideration of the application by the Statutory Planning Committee at the meeting scheduled for the 18 September 2018.

    Please keep an eye on this page for further information when it becomes available.


  • Development Update - July 2018

    over 1 year ago

    The City of Bayswater has received a new subdivision application for 128 King William Street, Bayswater. The key changes from the existing approval are:

    • Reduction from 27 to 23 freehold lots.

    • Amended design for the cul-de-sac turnaround areas.

    • Inclusion of 1,302m² public open space.

    Council will be considering this application at the Planning and Development Services Committee on 17 July 2018 and the agenda for this meeting is now available on the City's website www.bayswater.wa.gov.au and in the Document library. Council's determination will then be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission who will make a decision...

    The City of Bayswater has received a new subdivision application for 128 King William Street, Bayswater. The key changes from the existing approval are:

    • Reduction from 27 to 23 freehold lots.

    • Amended design for the cul-de-sac turnaround areas.

    • Inclusion of 1,302m² public open space.

    Council will be considering this application at the Planning and Development Services Committee on 17 July 2018 and the agenda for this meeting is now available on the City's website www.bayswater.wa.gov.au and in the Document library. Council's determination will then be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission who will make a decision on the application.