Re­zon­ing part of land sale plan

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By JON BAS­SETT

THE Town of Mos­man Park has given in­prin­ci­ple sup­port to plans to re­zone the coastal land around Bee­hive Montes­sori School and at the neigh­bour­ing McCall Cen­tre for its sale to help pay off bal­loon­ing State Gov­ern­ment debt.

“There are long-term plans to extend Welling­ton Street into that area and there needs to be some­thing next to the Ca­ble Sta­tion at the McCall Cen­tre,” Coun­cil­lor An­drew Mau­rice said at last week’s coun­cil meet­ing.

Cr Brett Pol­lock failed in his push to get the lots, which are both cur­rently zoned public use-spe­cial pur­pose, re­clas­si­fied as recre­ation be­cause “to build on that piece of land right next to the coast would be a tragedy”.

It was agreed to tell the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion (WAPC) the coun­cil had given in-prin­ci­ple sup­port to the sites being zoned ur­ban.

The de­ci­sion does not ap­prove de­vel­op­ment of the lots, which ex­clude the school, but it is one of the first steps in a WAPC pro­cess to change the lots from the cur­rent recre­ational use and make them more at­trac­tive for any buyer or new user.

The lot north of the McCall Cen­tre is un­der the con­trol of the Town of Cottes­loe, which has in­di­cated it would like the sites to be zoned de­vel­op­ment. This zon­ing would al­low a struc­ture plan to be cre­ated, al­low­ing con­trol of new build­ing types or use.

Cottes­loe chief ex­ec­u­tive Mat Hum­fry said the coun­cil would dis­cuss its re­sponse to the pro­posed re­zon­ing at a De­cem­ber 12 meet­ing.

There are plans to re­zone land, in­clud­ing that which the McCall Cen­tre is on.

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