Lyric plans out for comment

FULL plans for the apartments to be built on the old heritage-listed Lyric Theatre are now out for comment.

The plans for the seven-storey building show the developer Australian Development Capital proposes to demolish the roof, interior and parts of the theatre’s external walls, retaining most of the front facade and some of the other walls.

Bayswater council lists it as a “category 2” heritage building, stating “conservation of the place is highly desirable. Any alterations or extensions should reinforce the significance of the place”.

But the decision will be made by the state Development Assessment Panel.

ADC are asking for some leeway on the council’s planning rules (it’s seven storeys instead of the permissible six), saying it’s a high quality design that’ll liven up the area. Lyric Lane gets upgrades as part of the package, and will be co-located with a 262qm plaza forecourt. The plans include a tavern, restaurant, fast food outlet and two shops on the ground floor, and 52 apartments on the upper six floors.

The public comment period closes December 9, and plans are available in person at the council’s 61 Broun Avenue civic centre or at (click the small “Development Applications” box). 

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