Tun­nel plan guide­lines

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

MEA­SURES to guide the bulk of build­ings around the fu­ture Air­port West un­der­ground tun­nel will be in­cluded in a bill to be in­tro­duced to Par­lia­ment later this year.

City of Bel­mont’s devel­op­ment area 6 vi­sion plan shows multi-storey res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ments close to the un­der­ground tun­nel that will house the For­rest­field-Air­port Link project.

But to pro­tect the in­tegrity of the un­der­ground tun­nel, build­ings will have to ad­here to guide­lines.

Plan­ning Min­is­ter Donna Faragher re­sponded to ques­tions from East Metropoli­tan MLC Sa­man­tha Rowe on whether there was any con­cern from the Pub­lic Trans­port Au­thor­ity about the dis­tance be­tween the pro­posed mul­ti­storey de­vel­op­ments and the tun­nel.

Ms Faragher said fu­ture legislation would en­sure any landowner, de­vel­oper and rel­e­vant plan­ning au­thor­ity ob­served con­trols to en­sure the safety and pro­tec­tion of un­der­ground rail­way as­sets. A 30m wide mon­i­tor­ing cor­ri­dor will be used to as­sess the noise and vi­bra­tion ef­fects of the tun­nelling dur­ing con­struc­tion.

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