Estate plans go before council

Estate plans go before council

Councillors will consider submissions on the Jindalee local structure plan, and a report that recommends they adopt the plan and submit it to the WA Planning Commission.

The plan would cover a 124-hectare site between Marmion Avenue and the coast owned by Westminster Estates Property (Estates Development Company).

At last week’s briefing session, City planning and sustainability director Len Kosova said it would be an understatement to say the plans had been ‘a long time coming’.

‘This represents the culmination of about five years’ of significant work,’ he said.

Mr Kosova said the estate would ultimately have at least 1300 dwellings, translating to about 3000 residents, and sat immediately north of existing residential housing in Jindalee.

The report said features would include natural living zones with lots of at least 600sq m that retained natural vegetation and topography, a low-density residential area, medium density area with small apartment buildings, and other dwellings.

It would also have a high-density residential area mixed with shops, offices and civic buildings, and an urban core, with trees in both, as well as 11.6ha of public open space and 2.1ha of conservation area.

‘The more sensitive parts of the landscape will ultimately accommodate less development,’ Mr Kosova said.

Several councillors said they were pleased about the plans, including Cr Dianne Guise.