Locale on the up

A DORMANT apartment development planned Carr Place in Leederville has been revived, with the 12 storeys now proposed making it the biggest planned build on the strip. 

In 2020 Hanrise Pty Ltd won approval to build the eight-storey, 52-unit, $17 million 

“Locale” project on a conjoined block stretching across 194-200 Carr Place. It requiring demolition of two old workers’ cottages.

But development never started. Locals fed up with the dusty block eventually graffitied “hurry up and build it then” on the fence out front. 

Presales were pretty slow and in the years since that first approval even larger buildings have been allowed in Leederville, which the owner’s hired developer has cited as a good reason to give this redesigned project more height.

There were some objections from locals about the height last time but eight storeys was deemed allowable by the development assessment panel.

The developer reckons the 12-storey, 76-unit version should also be approved, given those heights will eventually be allowed under Vincent council’s draft vision for the area. 

Public comment is up at imagine.vincent.wa.gov.au until February 24.


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