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