Kilns closer to re-make

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE re­de­vel­op­ment of the As­cot Kilns inched closer to re­al­ity with the sub­mis­sion of the lo­cal de­vel­op­ment plan and de­sign guide­lines to the City of Bel­mont.

The Western Aus­tralian Plan­ning Com­mis­sion and Plan­ning Min­is­ter Donna Faragher en­dorsed the draft de­vel­op­ment plan, three months af­ter its orig­i­nal due date.

Mem­ber for Bel­mont Glenys God­frey ques­tioned the rea­son for the de­lay when rais­ing the is­sue dur­ing Par­lia­men­tary ques­tion time on Novem­ber 17.

“Con­sid­er­ing that the com­mu­nity was pre­vi­ously told that the plan would go to public con­sul­ta­tion around mid2016, I am dis­ap­pointed that this process is tak­ing so long and seems to have been rel­e­gated to a lower pri­or­ity by the Depart­ment of Plan­ning and the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion,” Mrs God­frey said.

“It is very im­por­tant to me that all res­i­dents have their views heard and con­sid­ered when it comes to fi­nal­is­ing the plan for the site.”

Ms Faragher said the plan pro­vided guid­ance on the in­ter­pre­ta­tion and man­age­ment of the site’s dis­tinc­tive her­itage el­e­ments, as well as look­ing at how the kilns could be in­te­grated with fu­ture de­vel­op­ments.

“This plan will cel­e­brate the im­por­tance of the site’s his­tory and char­ac­ter by en­sur­ing the in­te­gra­tion of the her­itage-listed kilns and chim­ney stacks into fu­ture de­vel­op­ment,” she said.

The draft plans will be opened up for public com­ment from De­cem­ber 13 to Fe­bru­ary 6, 2017.

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