On 17 April 2015 the Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) at a third hearing, in a 3/2 vote, approved development at the Como Hotel which includes replacing the existing BWS Bottle Shop with a Dan Murphy’s mega liquor outlet four times larger.
The Como Hotel is owned by the Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group (ALHG). The JDAP decision inexplicably reversed two previous decisions (15 August 2014 and 17 February 2015) rejecting the development.
Many in the local community have been appalled and disillusioned with the outcome of the decision, especially considering a “full house” of opposition including:
- The South Perth Council Meeting on 24 March 2015 passed a unanimous motion that “[The] Council does not support the development of large format liquor outlets at the Como Hotel site”;
- The Responsible Authority Report by City of South Perth, opposed the development on the grounds of added traffic congestion, difficulties with vehicular access, insufficient parking, and social impact on amenity;
To read more click here: Opposing Dan Murphy at Como Hotel
Contact: Greg Benjamin on 08 9367 7269 for more information.