A development application seeking to establish a Childcare Centre on Orange Grove Road and Golda Avenue in Salisbury has been lodged.
The development proposal will involve the use of three parcels of land and the removal of three existing residential buildings at 126B-132 Golda Avenue and 278 Orange Grove Road, Salisbury.
The Childcare Centre will be able to accommodate 126 children, up to five years of age.
Designed by Alto Architects, the proposed building will be maintained at two storeys and under 9.5 metres. The Childcare Centre will have ancillary outdoor play areas and will incorporate deep planting, landscaping, and acoustic fencing along the boundaries.
The proposal will have a gross floor area of 828sqm out of the 1,931sqm total area of the site. A total of 26 car parking space will be provided, which includes 15 spaces (including 6 tandems) for the staff and 11 spaces (including 1 disabled bay) for drop offs.
Whilst the proposed site is situated adjoining Orange Grove Road (a major road), the applicant seeks to gain access to Golda Avenue (a minor road) in order to avoid introducing additional access to the major road and non-residential traffic onto a minor road.
“The proposal involves the utilisation of the three parcels of land to accommodate a Child Care Centre use with provision for 126 Children aged 0 -5 years and ancillary outdoor play areas. Market research and feedback has indicated the need for an additional child care centre within the Salisbury area due to a lack of similar centres and availability,” the Town Planning Alliance assessment report said.