Un­cer­tainty over park site


Pinjarra Murray Times - - THE SCHOOL REPORT -

THE for­mer Rosella Bird Park site on Pinjarra Road at Green­fields ap­pears un­likely to be­come a res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment.

Fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of the site is very lim­ited due to it be­ing listed as a Con­ser­va­tion Cat­e­gory Wet­land and the City of Man­durah plan­ning com­mit­tee rec­om­mend­ing that an amend­ment to re­zone the lot from tourist and rural to rural res­i­den­tial not go ahead.

The park, a leafy tourist at­trac­tion with aviaries, a rail­way track, na­tive an­i­mals, cafe, chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment and a pop­u­lar site for wed­ding pho­to­graphs, closed in the 1990s.

The site is bounded by Pinjarra Road, the Ser­pen­tine River, ex­ist­ing rural res­i­den­tial lots and ur­ban de­vel­op­ment.

In 2015, the City of Man­durah adopted an amend­ment to re­zone The re­mains of the en­try to the for­mer Rosella Bird Park. the site from tourist to rural and rural res­i­den­tial to pro­vide a more ap­pro­pri­ate zon­ing given ex­ten­sive en­vi­ron­men­tal con­straints.

But the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity found the amend­ment en­vi­ron­men­tally un­ac­cept­able due to the site be­ing listed as a Con­ser­va­tion Cat­e­gory Wet­land and said rural res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment would have a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment.

The for­mer park site has not been used since clo­sure and some in­fra­struc­ture still re­mains in­clud­ing con­crete pads, steel bridge frames and rail­way tracks.

Grow­ing To­wards Well­ness par­tic­i­pants in ac­tion at Ersk­ine’s Aqueous fore­shore.

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