Bound­ary to change

BUT COUN­CIL SEEKS MORE CLAR­ITY

Wanneroo Weekender - - News - Tyler Brown

TWO State Government de­part­ments have given their sup­port to chang­ing the City of Joon­dalup’s dis­trict bound­ary as part of the Ocean Reef Ma­rina project.

In Au­gust, the Joon­dalup Coun­cil ap­proved the pro­posal to change the bound­ary “at the ex­ist­ing Ocean Reef Boat Har­bour to in­clude the pro­posed Ocean Reef Ma­rina devel­op­ment” and to seek feed­back from the Parks and Wildlife and Trans­port de­part­ments.

In Septem­ber, both de­part­ments in­di­cated in-prin­ci­ple sup­port but sug­gested the out­come of the cur­rent plan­ning and en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ments of the Ocean Reef Ma­rina could in­flu­ence the lo­ca­tion of the amended bound­ary.

“The ex­ci­sion of the devel­op­ment from the Marmion Ma­rine Park and the lo­ca­tion of the amended ma­rine park bound­ary may also af­fect the lo­ca­tion of the City’s dis­trict bound­ary,” last month’s coun­cil doc­u­ment said.

“It is con­sid­ered ap­pro­pri­ate that a sub­mis­sion to the Local Government Ad­vi­sory Board for an amend­ment to the City’s dis­trict bound­ary not be made un­til there is more clar­ity on the ex­act lo­ca­tion of the amended bound­ary, which will oc­cur fol­low­ing fi­nal­i­sa­tion of the Pub­lic En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­view and Met­ro­pol­i­tan Re­gion Scheme amend­ment pro­cesses.”

At the meet­ing, coun­cil­lors re­quested the chief ex­ec­u­tive li­aise with the Parks and Wildlife and Trans­port de­part­ments to de­ter­mine the pre­ferred lo­ca­tion of the amended dis­trict bound­ary fol­low­ing the out­come of the as­sess­ments.

It also asked for a re­port to de­ter­mine a sub­mis­sion to the Local Government Ad­vi­sory Board.

The City is cur­rently pre­par­ing a struc­ture plan for the Ocean Reef Ma­rina based on a con­cept plan.

For this plan to be for­mally con­sid­ered and adopted by the coun­cil and the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion, the area of the struc­ture plan must be within the City’s dis­trict bound­ary.

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A struc­ture plan is be­ing pre­pared for Ocean Reef Ma­rina.

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