Wanneroo Times - - Opinion - MIKE MOORE,Ar­chi­tect, Edge­wa­ter

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.

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