Freeze on de­vel­op­ments

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Front Page - Su­sanne Reilly

AP­PLI­CA­TIONS for de­vel­op­ment in the Bur­swood East Precinct will not be con­sid­ered un­til the the Town of Vic­to­ria Park com­pletes a lo­cal struc­ture plan for the area.

THE Town of Vic­to­ria Park has adopted an in­terim pol­icy that ap­pli­ca­tions for de­vel­op­ment in the Bur­swood Sta­tion East Precinct will not be con­sid­ered.

Town chief ex­ec­u­tive An­thony Vuleta said no ap­pli­ca­tions would be con­sid­ered un­less the coun­cil was sat­is­fied that ap­proval of the de­vel­op­ment would not prej­u­dice fu­ture plan­ning. This was to pro­tect the in­tegrity of the area for the fu­ture, he added.

The pol­icy will re­main in place for an es­ti­mated 12 to 18 months – or un­til the lo­cal struc­ture plan, which will out­line the de­tail of de­vel­op­ment in ar­eas like den­si­ties, built form, set­backs and park­ing – is com­pleted.

The Precinct is the area bounded by the rail­way line, Great Eastern High­way and the Graham Farmer Free­way.

The Bur­swood Penin­sula Dis­trict Struc­ture Plan, which out­lines the high level de­vel­op­ment guide­lines of the area, was ap­proved by the Western Aus­tralian Plan­ning Com­mis­sion in Fe­bru­ary, which means the Town can start work on a lo­cal struc­ture plan.

“The Town is con­cerned that ap­prov­ing ap­pli­ca­tions be­fore the lo­cal struc­ture plan is in place may com­pro- mise the long-term plan­ning ob­jec­tives and the ul­ti­mate de­vel­op­ment of the Precinct,” Mr Vuleta said.

“The in­terim pol­icy pro­vides an equal op­por­tu­nity for all de­vel­op­ers, for ex­am­ple, ap­prov­ing a large highrise now, be­fore the lo­cal struc­ture plan is de­vel­oped, could ex­haust the park­ing and there­fore de­vel­op­ment yield avail­able for other de­vel­op­ments in fu­ture, mean­ing they would have less op­por­tu­nity for de­vel­op­ment.”

Bur­swood Sta­tion East is set to be an ur­ban transit-ori­en­tated de­vel­op­ment with close prox­im­ity to the CBD, new Perth Sta­dium and the Swan River.

Town of Vic­to­ria Park chief ex­ec­u­tive An­thony Vuleta says the hold on new ap­provals is to pro­tect the in­tegrity of the Precinct.

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