Panel approves Permacast’s expansion

Panel approves Permacast’s expansion

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Permacast Quality Control Inspector Sai Thammisetty, Managing Director Alberto Ferraro, and Supervisor Alan Jones at the Cardup plant in August last year.

The Metro Outer Joint Development Application Panel has thrown out the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s recommendation and approved Permacast’s development applications.

The long-running saga between the Cardup-based precast concrete company, the shire, and local residents came to a close yesterday after a two-hour MODAP sitting.

The shire’s motion to refuse the DAs was voted down by the three state government-appointed independent panellists.

An alternate motion to approve the pre-existing developments was then carried unanimously.

But the approval comes with a long list of conditions that must be met, including 24/7 noise monitoring and a hotline for resident concerns, and the creation of a Community Reference Group “to act as an open and transparent forum for nearby landowners to discuss any issues or exchange any suggested solutions, to issues that may be impacting the amenity of the area”.

More details to follow.