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