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a comprehensive area plan, or review any existing plans, for Albany Highway and adjoining streets before any rezoning or planning scheme amendments of this nature are considered.
A working group of councillors, residents and stakeholders representatives to develop such a plan might be a good starting point.
Thirdly, they need to get broad resident and stakeholder acceptance of the plan, following which council’s role will be to ensure any future applications are consistent with the endorsed vision.
Fourthly, they need adequately to fund and implement the Integrated Movement Network Strate- gy to ensure any increase in traffic and parking are managed.
If council were to agree to the proposed amendment then the Development Assessment Panel, not the council, would consider any future application thus removing community control over what development would likely occur.
Therefore, it is critically important that council is clear as to its town planning strategy and that broad community acceptance of that strategy is apparent.
Only through the development of a comprehensive town planning strategy – and not ad hoc town planning scheme amendments – can the community’s interests be
Premier Colin Barnett toured Foodbank’s new warehouse at Perth Airport recently. The newly named Centre for Hunger Relief has begun to provide food resources to welfare agencies across the State. Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org