AC­TION OVER DE­LIB­ER­A­TION

Eastern Reporter - - Opinion -

AF­TER read­ing of the planned re­view of the cur­rent Lo­cal Plan­ning Strat­egy for fu­ture de­vel­op­ment in the Town of Bassendean, I fail to un­der­stand why coun­cil is again re­view­ing some­thing that was fi­nalised in 2014.

It would ap­pear to me that the Town is quick to re­view, quick to ap­point ex­pen­sive con­sul­tants but slow to act to achieve a con­clu­sion.

Take Precinct One Eden Hill West with a res­i­den­tial de­sign code of 17.5 that should have been up­coded to R25 within two years of the strat­egy be­ing fi­nalised in 2014.

Well it’s 2017 and we are still wait­ing and I won’t hold my breath.

Equally con­cern­ing is that the Town has as yet not com­pleted Town Plan­ning Scheme 4A, the scheme that pre­dates the cur­rent Town Plan­ning Scheme 10.

The in­abil­ity of coun­cil to con­clude this scheme means that it has now amassed a $2 mil­lion debt that ratepay­ers will need to pay for.

With such a poor re­port card I fear progress will con­tinue to be er­ratic and ex­pen­sive for the ratepay­ers of this Town.

Angie Pianta­dosi, Eden Hill

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