Feedback encouraged on Local Planning Scheme Amendments
16 February 2018
Residents of Duncraig and the wider community are being encouraged to have their say on a proposal to reduce the residential density code in part of one of the City’s Housing Opportunity Areas.
The residential density code of R20/40 and R20/60 is currently applied to households within Housing Opportunity Area 1, as part of the implementation of the City’s Local Housing Strategy.
This portion of Housing Opportunity Area 1 is bounded by Mitchell Freeway to the east, Warwick Road to the north, Beach Road to the south and Sequoia Road, Telopia Drive, Autumn Court, Buckthorn Way and Greenlaw Street to the west.
Following a request made by some Duncraig residents and local MLA Tony Krsticevic, the Joondalup Council resolved to initiate Scheme Amendment No 88 at its June 2017 meeting, and initiate Scheme Amendment No 90 at its December 2017 meeting.
These amendments to the City’s planning scheme seek to reduce the residential density code of every property in Housing Opportunity Area 1, west of the Mitchell Freeway in Duncraig, with the exception of Carine Glades Shopping Centre, from R20/40 and R 20/60 to R20/30.
Feedback will be sought over a 60–day period, from Thursday 22 February to Monday 23 April 2018.
The City is directly consulting with all landowners and residents within the affected Scheme Amendment areas, who will receive information and a survey via direct mail.
The amendments are also being advertised through the local newspaper, and social media, with all information available on the City’s website.
Anyone interested in the proposal can provide feedback by completing a comment form online via the Community Engagement section of the City’s website – joondalup.wa.gov.au.
Those unable to complete a form online or who would like further information on the project can contact the City’s Planning Services team on 9400 4100 or via email to request a hard copy comment form.
The City’s urban planners are also available to discuss any queries regarding the amendments and residential density codes in person, by appointment, or over the phone.
After the close of the consultation period, the City will consider all submissions received and prepare a report for Council on the outcomes of community engagement. Council must then resolve to either support the amendments with or without modification, or not support the amendments.
Council’s decision is then forwarded to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC), who will make a recommendation to the Minister for Planning on the proposed amendments.
The Minister can either grant final approval or refuse the scheme amendments. The City does not have the power or authority to make the final decision on these matters.