Fight requires more financial support
SCHEME Amendment 31 has now been passed to the Western Australian Planning Commission.
Amendment 31 as adopted is still fundamentally flawed. It affects the same number of lots; corner lots will have reduced setbacks of 4m, there is no basement parking prescribed for manor houses and street parking remains an issue.
Basically, the Amendment continues to uplift density rates in a completely inappropriate blanket manner. In some pockets of City Beach and Floreat, Amendment 31 doubles the existing density.
The Coast Ward Ratepayers Association (CWRA) and Save Our City Beach Our Floreat (SOCBOF) groups have decided to join to use their resources to continue on the great work of the Association and to stop the Town of Cambridge’s Amendment 31.
SOCBOF has legal and QC advice that there are grounds for an application to the Supreme Court for an order that the Town of Cambridge’s decisions to both initiate and adopt Amendment 31 be quashed.
This means the decisions would be invalid and have no effect (as if Scheme Amendment 31 had never been initiated).
The Association would like to commence the legal proceedings required to quash Amendment 31.
Funding to date of Save Our City Beach Our Floreat has come from community members who have donated more than $25,000 and the significant professional services provided by the core members of SOCBOF which, had these services been provided on normal commercial terms, would have exceeded $200,000. To defeat Amendment 31 we need further financial support from the community.
Rob Walker, president CWRA,
Keri Shannon, spokesperson, SOCBOF.