Share in­sights on in­fill

Wanneroo Times - - News - Tyler Brown

THE City of Joon­dalup wants mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to have their say on in­fill de­vel­op­ment.

The de­vel­op­ment stems from a State Gov­ern­ment strat­egy that aims to ac­com­mo­date 47 per cent of all new dwellings as in­fill de­vel­op­ment, with tar­gets set for each lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

The City started de­vel­op­ing its Lo­cal Hous­ing Strat­egy in 2010 by iden­ti­fy­ing 10 suit­able ar­eas for higher den­sity – known as hous­ing op­por­tu­nity ar­eas (HOAs) – that are close to train sta­tions, high-fre­quency bus routes, and shop­ping and ac­tiv­ity cen­tres.

Since early 2016, th­ese ar­eas have had the abil­ity to be re­de­vel­oped in line with the higher den­si­ties al­lo­cated in the strat­egy.

How­ever, some res­i­dents are con­cerned about the de­vel­op­ments be­ing pro­posed and have called on the City to re­view how in­fill de­vel­op­ment is man­aged.

In July, the coun­cil ap­pointed ex­ter­nal con­sul­tants from Tay­lor Bur­rell Bar­nett to re­view the City’s HOAs and to de­velop a plan­ning frame­work to guide in­fill de­vel­op­ment.

This re­view in­cludes an on­line sur­vey at www.joon­ un­til Oc­to­ber 29, or call 9400 4019 for a hard copy.

Com­mu­nity mem­bers can also at­tend five pop-up fo­rums where project team mem­bers will be on hand to hear the key is­sues and op­por­tu­ni­ties.

There is also a ded­i­cated HOA page on the City’s web­site.

“The City recog­nises there is a high level of com­mu­nity in­ter­est in the HOAs and the re­view of th­ese ar­eas will as­sist in de­ter­min­ing how to es­tab­lish bet­ter plan­ning con­di­tions and con­trols to sup­port high-qual­ity de­vel­op­ment in the iden­ti­fied ar­eas,” Mayor Al­bert Ja­cob said.

He said con­sul­tants would an­a­lyse feedback from the sur­vey.

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