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Townhouses and three-storey apartment building proposed as next stage of development at Middleton Beach

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
A three-storey apartment building would house nine units at the rear of the proposal.
Camera IconA three-storey apartment building would house nine units at the rear of the proposal. Credit: MJA Studio

The latest proposal for more apartments on the former site of Esplanade Hotel at Binalup/Middleton Beach is open for public comment.

The 1.3ha site, known as the Middleton Beach Activity Centre, has been under the control of Development WA (the WA Land Authority at the time) since it was purchased by the State Government in 2014.

Six townhouses on Adelaide Crescent were completed and put on the market late last year and a development application for an eight-storey hotel adjoining the beach on the eastern section of the lot is due to be considered in coming months.

According to the latest proposal, 13 new dwellings are planned for Marine Terrace in between the recently completed townhouses and existing properties.

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The proposal features four two-storey townhouses adjoining Marine Terrace, with a further nine units in a three-storey apartment building to their rear.

Access to the apartment building will be via Marine Terrace with a shared area between the townhouses and the building.

The construction time frame included in the proposal is between one and two years.

Minutes from Middleton Beach Activity Centre Local Design Review Panel meetings submitted as part of the documents indicate broad support from the panel for the design and how it had been improved following initial feedback.

The proposal is available on the public comment section of the City of Albany website.

The comment period runs until January 24.

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