Res­i­dents in­flu­ence re­zon­ing

Stirling Times - - NEWS -

HAMERSLEY res­i­dents against re­zon­ing lots on Beach Road have had a win over the State Govern­ment.

Seven peo­ple spoke at the Septem­ber 18 Stir­ling Coun­cil meet­ing against a pro­posal to al­low three and four-storey res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial build­ings op­po­site Warwick Shop­ping Cen­tre.

Coun­cil twice re­jected ap­pli­ca­tions to re­zone lots be­tween Glen­dale Av­enue and Erindale Road.

Plan­ning Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti last De­cem­ber or­dered the City to pro­ceed with the scheme amend­ment be­cause it was con­sis­tent with State plans to in­crease res­i­den­tial den­si­ties next to ac­tiv­ity cen­tres.

Res­i­dents raised con­cerns about in­creased traf­fic and safety im­pacts, with Rose­mary Grigg wor­ried about child safety at a nearby pri­mary school, kinder­garten and scout hall.

Plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment direc­tor Ross Povey said a de­tailed as­sess­ment had not been done and would oc­cur at the de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion stage if the amend­ment passed.

Ac­cord­ing to a City re­port, 24 of the 44 sub­mis­sions re­ceived dur­ing pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion came from peo­ple who ob­jected and lived within 200m of the sub­ject sites but out­side the re­zon­ing area.

Four ob­jec­tions and seven sup­port­ive sub­mis­sions came from the 26 sub­ject lots.

The City re­ceived a 68sig­na­ture pe­ti­tion against the pro­posal, along with a 73-strong pe­ti­tion in sup­port of the pro­posal.

Coun­cil voted unan­i­mously not to pro­ceed with the amend­ment and in­stead wait for the City’s lo­cal plan­ning strat­egy, which would al­low for com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion on re­zon­ing.

Pic­ture: David Baylis­mu­ni­ d487249

Dean and Kassie Con­way, of No­randa, with Makayla and Zachary, who has the rare dis­ease Pitt-Hop­kins syn­drome.

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