Coun­cil, res­i­dents un­happy with vil­lage process

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

NED­LANDS coun­cil­lors ob­ject to De­fence Hous­ing Australia (DHA) not putting them fully in the plan­ning loop for the pro­posed re­de­vel­op­ment of the SAS’ Seaward Vil­lage at Camp­bell Bar­racks, Swan­bourne.

At last week’s meet­ing, coun­cil­lors de­cided to ob­ject to the DVA go­ing to the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion for ap­proval to de­mol­ish and re­de­velop the vil­lage, in­stead of a scheme amend­ment and devel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion us­ing the coun­cil’s town plan­ning scheme.

“We want coun­cil for­mally in­volved, and DHA will have to de­cide whether they want to go down that path with us, or with the State Gov­ern­ment,” Mayor Max Hip­kins said.

DVA pro­poses to de­mol­ish 154 sol­diers’ homes, sell a quar­ter of the se­cu­rity sen­si­tive site for civil­ian hous­ing and build 165 new houses for de­fence per­son­nel on the re­main­ing land.

Af­ter lob­by­ing by res­i­dents’ groups sup­port­ing their de­fence neigh­bours, coun­cil­lors de­cided to ask DVA to in­clude the coun­cil in a Project Steer­ing Group.

Coun­cil will lobby politi­cians, re­quest con­struc­tion trucks go through the bar­racks and not res­i­den­tial streets and en­sure bush is pro­tected and there are more parks from the devel­op­ment.

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