KEEP HEAT ON CITY
THE City of Joondalup is now receiving development proposals for flats in the dual zoned areas of our suburbs.
The method – find two adjacent houses for sale, demolish them, amalgamate the lots and build a twostorey block of flats.
To maximise the developer's return, the formulae is to make the flats small and cram as many as possible onto the site.
All the existing trees and garden go and most of the site ends up being building or paving. Most of the verge goes as well for new street car bays and a wider footpath.
This loss of trees and greenery will make your suburb less attractive and much hotter; 3-5C hotter in summer.
There are two of these developments up for approval at tonight's council meeting.
The one in Craigie will be approved and the one in Edgewater could be deferred for redesign because the residents of Edgewater fought it.
If you don't want your suburb destroyed by this type of development, you need to act now and tell the City of Joondalup and its councillors that this is not what you want.
An artist’s impression of proposed units.