Final Council Decision - August 2018

04 Oct 2018

At its meeting 22 August 2018, Council resolved to not support the proposed amendment. Council's full decision was as follows:

1. In accordance with Regulation 41 (3) c of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, Council resolve not to support Amendment 68 to Local Planning Scheme No. 4 due to the traffic constraints affecting the area and the apparent absence of landowner interest in pursuing improvements to the road network to address these.

2. In accordance with Regulation 44 of the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015, the Amendment 68 to Local Planning Scheme No. 4 documentation, including Council’s resolution not to approve the amendment, be forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for a recommendation to the Minister.

3. That the CEO inform landowners in the scheme amendment area that notwithstanding points 1 and 2 above, Council maintains the view that in the longer term the optimum planning outcome for this area would be redevelopment as a high density mixed use/residential precinct. If at a future date landowners in the area demonstrate to the City a stronger commitment to participating in arrangements to jointly fund and implement road network improvements needed to support such development, the Council would be willing to consider commencing a fresh planning process to facilitate such a redevelopment outcome.


Further background information behind Council's decision can be found within the August 2018 Council Minutes.

The amendment has since been forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission for final assessment and a decision by the Minister for Planning. This page will be updated once the City receives formal notification of the Minister's decision.

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