Three storey ECEC service approved in Mirrabooka, at a cost of $5m

Three storey ECEC service approved in Mirrabooka, at a cost of $5m

by Freya Lucas

June 07, 2021

A three-storey childcare centre has been approved in Mirrabooka despite a recommendation against it, local news source Perth News has reported.


The Metro Inner North Joint Development Assessment Panel approved Rowe Group’s application for the facility on Milldale Way last Wednesday, to be constructed next to the seven-storey $60 million Myvista aged care community hub.


The approval was not without its controversy, with City of Sterling officers recommending that the panel refuse the application as a mandatory residential component was required for the site in line with the Mirrabooka Town Centre structure plan.


Despite this, Rowe Group senior planner Nathan Stewart said the structure plan had not yet been approved by the WA Planning Commission (WAPC), and that to refuse the application on the grounds of the structure plan would be premature, given that the final form of the structure plan is uncertain. 


City of Sterling officers, Perth Now reported, indicated that discussions were ongoing with DevelopmentWA about modifying the structure plan, with an updated version to be resubmitted to WAPC in June.


The childcare facility plans to accommodate 108 children and 21 staff members on the second floor, with five commercial tenancies and one restaurant or café proposed for the ground floor, with stores and 40 parking bays on the first floor.


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