City im­pa­tient for ac­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - From The Archives -

THE City of Ned­lands has urged the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion (WAPC) to ap­prove a new Lo­cal Plan­ning Scheme (LPS) for ad­ver­tis­ing, say­ing a de­ci­sion was three months over­due.

Mayor Max Hip­kins said the City had met dead­lines to en­sure the draft LPS3 was sub­mit­ted in De­cem­ber, but the WAPC had not shown the same cour­tesy with a timely re­sponse.

“Over the past two years, the City of Ned­lands has worked hard to de­velop a new Lo­cal Plan­ning Strat­egy and LPS3, fol­low­ing WAPC and min­is­te­rial in­struc­tions to the let­ter ev­ery step of the way,” he said.

“The draft LPS3 was sub­mit­ted to the WAPC on De­cem­ber 21 last year and it was sup­posed to re­spond in 90 days.

“That dead­line has well and truly passed.”

Lo­cal plan­ning schemes set out how land can be used and de­vel­oped.

WAPC chair­man Eric Lums­den said a de­ci­sion was close.

“It is an­tic­i­pated the WAPC’S de­ci­sion for ad­ver­tis­ing will be is­sued by the end of July,” he said.

Mr Lums­den said Ned­lands’ sub­mis­sion fol­lowed more than two years of high-level dis­cus­sions be­tween the Depart­ment of Plan­ning and City of­fi­cers to pre­pare a frame­work con­sis­tent with con­tem­po­rary plan­ning re­quire­ments.

The City is cur­rently work­ing un­der a scheme ap­proved in 1985.

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