Greenough lots absorbed into City planning scheme
The old Shire of Greenough Town Planning Scheme has been repealed by the City of Greater Geraldton council.
The 16 lots that were included in the 32-year-old scheme will now fall under the City’s Local Planning Scheme.
According to briefing notes, when the Local Planning Scheme was gazetted in 2015 it was supposed to cover the entire municipal area, but an amendment to the Town Planning Scheme to rezone land for a potential housing subdivision was awaiting approval and was excluded from the City’s scheme area. Earlier this year, Planning Minister Rita Saffioti refused the amendment.
During the October 23 council meeting, councillors unanimously agreed to repeal the old scheme and transfer the land into the Local Planning Scheme. Some of the zones received a slight name change, but briefing notes suggest the lots have not been rezoned.
Cr Steve Douglas said the decision would put an end to the City working across two separate schemes. “This provides an opportunity to put everything back in the one scheme — it’s the same zoning, just a change of names to reflect the current thinking,” he said.