Frequently Asked Questions
1. Has the developer consulted with the authorities or existing residents?
The developer has undertaken significant consultation with local, state and federal departments over the past two years and held a number of public consultation sessions, two of these community drop-in sessions held in May 2017. This has resulted in considerable design evolution and amendments to the original development plans which have shaped their current form.
2. What documents will be submitted for assessment soon?
The next stage of the development process will be submission of a development application (DA) with the City of Joondalup.
Further to the recent commitment to purchase the southernmost site (facing Fernando Parkway), Brightwater lodged DA documents with the City of Joondalup in mid-August.
3. How many stories will the development be?
The LSP and LDPs specify a height of three storeys shall be permitted.
4. Will the Precinct have sufficient parking on site?
The number of parking bays contained in and around the precinct will be sufficient to cater for its building users and visitors. One of the design team's goals has been to design the basement and street parking in a way that allows the private (apartment) bays to all be contained in the basement and then have all the visitor bays easily accessible on street level.
5. Will there be additional traffic through the surrounding residential streets?
With any new development, there will be additional vehicles coming and going. However, by locating the basement entry ramp off Burns Beach Road the majority of cars entering and exiting from the new development will not need to enter the residential streets.
6. How will deliveries and rubbish collection be managed?
It is proposed that all rubbish removal and commercial deliveries will occur off Burns Beach Road via a loading bay. This will be subject to approval from the City of Joondalup. The apartment rubbish will either be collected on street or in the basement and removed via a private contractor. The final outcome will be determined by the City of Joondalup during the development assessment process.
7.I live on Santos VistA. what will I be looking at?
Within the Gallery is an image showing the ‘Street View Along Santos Vista’. In addition, the ‘Consistent Relative Height’ section in the Gallery shows how the three-storey built form along Santos Vista sits in comparison to the existing single and double storey houses.
Significant design work has informed the current building façade articulation and textures, low profile, and positive and negative spaces to ensure that this three-storey interface with the existing residents is respectfully designed.
8. How many and what type of shops will there be along O’Mara Boulevard?
Given the passage of time and the significant growth in other retail centres such as Currambine, it is generally agreed between all stakeholders that the most appropriate retail outcome will be in the form of local shops, restaurants and cafes fronting both sides of O'Mara Boulevard.
To ensure this is delivered in the future, the LSP will mandate a minimum retail/commercial floor area on the south town centre site of 800m2, and slightly less on the north of 700m2.
9. When is construction expected to start?
Following the recent approval to the LSP and LDP, the next stage of the process is for a more detailed and tailored development application to be lodged and assessed. This process has a 90 day statutory timeframe.
Pending a positive DA outcome, Brightwater are targetting construction to commence on their proposed development around mid 2019, with the first residents expected to move in early 2021.
This said, any proposed development will be subject to sufficient market demand before construction will commence.
10. When is construction expected to be complete?
Upon construction commencing, we estimate it will take approximately two years to complete.
11.Will I be able to review and comment on a detailed Development Application in the future?
Yes, the future Development Applications for this site will be advertised for comment as part of the normal assessment and determination process conducted by the authorities.