Fore­shore plan passed

Joondalup Weekender - - News - Lucy Jarvis

A YANCHEP fore­shore man­age­ment plan will guide the de­vel­op­ment and con­ser­va­tion of a 23.8ha par­cel of land be­side the for­mer Club Capricorn re­sort site.

Wan­neroo Coun­cil re­cently ap­proved the draft Capricorn Yanchep Fore­shore Man­age­ment Plan and sent a copy to the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion for its in­for­ma­tion.

The plan, sub­mit­ted by Strate­gen on be­half of landowner Capricorn Vil­lage Joint Ven­ture in March 2017, aims to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment while al­low­ing de­vel­op­ment of recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties and beach ac­cess along the 1.3km stretch of the fore­shore. It is part of the Capricorn Yanchep es­tate, where about 1400 lots have been cre­ated out of an ex­pected 2500 dwellings.

The de­vel­op­ment also in­cludes a pri­mary school, shop­ping precinct, tourism ac­com­mo­da­tion fa­cil­ity and re­tire­ment vil­lage.

Ac­cord­ing to a Septem­ber coun­cil meet­ing re­port, the plan’s ob­jec­tives in­clude re­tain­ing veg­e­ta­tion of high en­vi­ron­men­tal value and man­ag­ing places of en­vi­ron­men­tal and her­itage sig­nif­i­cance.

It said the plan in­cluded a coastal node with two beach ac­cess ways on ex­ist­ing tracks, shaded rest ar­eas, pic­nic set­tings, seat­ing, sig­nage, bar­be­cues, a drink foun­tain, out­door show­ers, lights, and con­crete and rock sea stack struc­tures.

It will also have a beachthemed play area, toi­let and chang­e­room fa­cil­i­ties, and two carparks.

The re­port said the plan had to meet coastal haz­ard risk man­age­ment re­quire­ments to min­imise the risk of dam­age from coastal ero­sion.

“More ex­pen­sive as­sets such as carparks should be lo­cated in ar­eas where they are not go­ing to be po­ten­tially im­pacted by coastal pro­cesses,” it said.

It said de­vel­oper Acu­men De­vel­op­ment So­lu­tions held a com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion ses­sion in Oc­to­ber 2017 and the City was not re­quired to ad­ver­tise the plan for pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

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