City seeks radio silence
COMMERCIAL buildings in Landsdale will have height restrictions and no windows facing Alexander Drive to avoid interference with satellites.
Wanneroo Council has supported planning scheme and structure plan changes for East Wanneroo Cell 9, which is opposite the Perth International Telecommunications Centre in Cullacabardee.
A council report said the centre provided significant state and national telecommunications services that were susceptible to radio frequency interference from urban development.
The report said the City received an application to rezone the Landsdale lots as commercial in 2014 and the council resolved not to support the change in 2017.
However, it said the WA Planning Commission decided to adopt it in July.
“The WAPC rezoned lots 154 and 155 predominantly as commercial with a portion zoned as civic and cultural,” the report said.
“The WAPC also proposed development control provisions applicable to the commercial zones in consultation with the representatives of Telstra.”
These included building height restrictions of 7.5m in the southern commercial zone and 6m in the northern zone.
Parking was also to be on the western side of the development so buildings would provide extra screening. The report said walls facing Alexander Drive also had to be solid because radio interference might affect telecommunication services.