Singing from same song sheet
QUESTIONS have been asked about the submissions received by the City of Melville for its review of part of the Canning Bridge Activity Centre Plan.
The City received 87 submissions as part of its review of the H4 area, which included proposals relating to lot sizes, building height and mezzanine levels.
At Tuesday’s briefing session, councillor Nicholas Pazolli said 21 of the submissions were nearidentical to one form and 32 were near-identical to another form.
The submissions have been kept confidential, with the City citing privacy as a priority.
City strategic urban planning manager Gavin Ponton said some submissions were similar but they had come from separate entities.
In his report, Mr Ponton said there were mixed responses to the proposed amendments, with 57 of the 87 submissions showing support for the plan as it currently stood and wanting clarification on “interpretation of terms and minor amendments to improve the plan”.
Chief executive Marten Tieleman said the inclusion of an address was not a requirement to make a submission to an amendment to the activity centre plan but the City would consider the value of adding an address field when inviting online submissions.
“Individuals submitting mutual or repetitive submissions is common during public consultation, so there is no concern with the fact that some submissions are repetitive,” he said.
“Repetitive submissions were received both in support and in opposition to the proposed amendments.”
Mr Tieleman said he was confident the submissions came from different sources.
The City administration has recommended the council approve including references to natural ground level and finished floor levels in relation to building height and adding a definition of mezzanine.