Bid to re­clas­sify sump

Canning Times - - NEWS -

MAR­QUIS Street in Bent­ley is in line for more dwellings af­ter City of Can­ning coun­cil­lors voted to re­clas­sify the road.

The coun­cil sup­ported the re­clas­si­fi­ca­tion of Lot 317 from pub­lic pur­pose to res­i­den­tial and the pro­posal will now be for­warded to the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion and Min­is­ter for Plan­ning for fi­nal en­dorse­ment.

The lo­ca­tion houses a drainage sump.

How­ever, the City has pro­posed un­der­ground stor­age tanks be de­signed on the ad­ja­cent road verge for the re­quired drainage, free­ing up the land to be de­vel­oped into res­i­den­tial dwellings. The new zon­ing is clas­si­fied as R40 (res­i­den­tial), which is the same zon­ing as that of the sur­round­ing area.

City of Can­ning Mayor Paul Ng said the de­ci­sion was a re­sult of City staff look­ing for op­por­tu­ni­ties where land could be bet­ter utilised.

“Our com­mer­cial land as­set strat­egy out­lines the City’s com­mit­ment to re­al­is­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties on sur­plus land in or­der to de­liver a high rate of re­turn on the City’s land as­sets,” he said.

“The change in zon­ing will al­low up to three res­i­den­tial dwellings to be built.”

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