School hous­ing in site

Melville Times - - Front Page - Aaron Cor­lett

THE City of Melville has ticked off on the sub­di­vi­sion of the for­mer Carawatha Pri­mary School site in Wil­lagee for a hous­ing de­vel­op­ment with the Sat­ter­ley Prop­erty Group.

At last month’s spe­cial meet­ing of coun­cil, the sub­di­vi­sion was ap­proved with 13 con­di­tions, which cov­ered en­gi­neer­ing draw­ings, sep­tic sew­er­age sys­tems and other as­pects of the de­vel­op­ment.

The coun­cil ac­quired the site on the cor­ner of North Lake Road and Archibald Street from the De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion in 2006 with the in­ten­tion for 1.3ha to be de­vel­oped as pub­lic open space, while the re­main­ing 2.6ha was set aside for fu­ture de­vel­op­ment.

In May 2017, the coun­cil directed the City’s chief ex­ec­u­tive to pro­ceed with the draft­ing and ex­e­cu­tion of a project man­age­ment agree­ment with the Sat­ter­ley Prop­erty Group.

The sub­di­vi­sion pro­poses 39 free­hold lots rang­ing in size from 168sq m to 322sq m, which are in­tended for sin­gle dwellings, three larger free­hold lots in­tended for apart­mentstyle de­vel­op­ment, one free­hold lot, with the use to be de­ter­mined by the City, the ex­ist­ing Carawatha Park, which is to be ded­i­cated as a pub­lic re­serve, six pocket parks and a road net­work.

Coun­cil­lor Pa­tri­cia Phe­lan spoke in favour of the sub­di­vi­sion at the spe­cial meet­ing of coun­cil and de­scribed it as a “very well thought out” plan.

The mo­tion was ap­proved 11-1, with Cr Katy Mair the only coun­cil­lor to vote against.

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