Community urged to have their say on HOAs

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The City is engaging with members of the community who want to have their say on the new Planning Framework for infill development in the City of Joondalup.

There are 10 existing areas or nodes in the City where residential properties can be redeveloped at higher densities; these areas are known as Housing Opportunity Areas (HOAs).

A specialist team of independent consultants is currently reviewing the City’s approach to infill development.

This review includes an online survey which is available until Monday 29 October.

Five Listening Posts will be held later in the month, where project team members will be on hand to hear the key issues and opportunities raised by members of the public.

The sessions will be held at:

  • Kingsley Memorial Clubrooms, Kingsley, Wednesday 17 October — 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Emerald Park Clubrooms, Edgewater, Thursday 18 October — 5.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Joondalup Civic Centre, Joondalup, Saturday 20 October — 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Fleur Freame Pavilion, Padbury, Tuesday 23 October — 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Dorchester Hall, Warwick, Wednesday 24 October — 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said urban infill across the City’s 10 HOAs was obviously an issue that a number of residents were passionate about.

He strongly encouraged community members to get involved in the engagement process.

“The City recognises there is a high level of community interest in the HOAs and the review of these areas will assist in determining how to establish better planning conditions and controls to support high quality development in the identified areas,” he said.

“The current community engagement process will offer a range of activities and different ways for members of our community to provide their feedback.

“Data from the online survey and Listening Posts will be collated and analysed by the consultants who will then provide an independent report with recommendations to the City on the formation of the Planning Framework.”

The City has set up a dedicated HOA page on its website, which includes information on the 10 HOA areas and a series of FAQs.

Hard copies of the survey can be obtained by calling 9400 4019 or by emailing HOAPlanningFramework@joondalup.wa.gov.au