$4 million commercial development, incorporating ECEC, approved in Clarkson

$4 million commercial development, incorporating ECEC, approved in Clarkson

by Freya Lucas

August 14, 2020

A mixed use commercial development application which includes corner shops and an early childhood education and care (ECEC) facility, has received development approval on the site of a former neighborhood centre in Clarkson, an outer northern suburb of Perth. 


The Metro Outer Development Assessment Panel approved revised plans for the $4 million commercial development last month, having asked the developer in February to redesign the development to meet parking and planning standards.


Those changes resulted in a reduction of scale of the commercial building, dropping it from three storeys to two. The ECEC service approved for the site will accommodate 81 children and operate from 6:30am to 6:30pm, and features outdoor play areas and 55 parking bays onsite. 


A point of contention in the previous application was provision of parking for staff using the service, with the panel agreeing to remove a cap on staffing numbers, compromising by adding a condition of approval that staff vehicles only occupy 15 bays except between 10am and 3pm.


To view the application, see here. For local media coverage of this story, please see here.