Rezoning part of land sale plan
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.