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Question Without Notice No. 1163 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 November 2018 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

ROYAL GEORGE HOTEL — REDEVELOPMENT

1163. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to a petition with 2 200 signatures asking that the proposed development of the Royal George Hotel in East Fremantle be limited to six storeys rather than the proposed 21 storeys.

(1) According to the minister's answer to Hon Simon O'Brien's question without notice 719, asked in August this year, the site was sold to 34 Duke Street Pty Ltd for just $570 000. Were any other offers for this property sought or secured?

(2) Could the minister provide the rationale behind Western Australian Planning Commission recommendations that would see the Town of East Fremantle's scheme amendment, made under the Local Planning Schemes Regulations 2015, overridden?

(3) Could the minister clarify the rationale behind the apparent decision made by the WAPC's statutory planning committee to remove height and setback limits for the Royal George Hotel site?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) The minister is advised that the National Trust undertook a public expression of interest process for the site, seeking parties to invest in the Royal George Hotel.

(2)–(3) No final decision has been made in respect to this proposal.