Corner block land boost

Eligible corner block owners within 800m of activity centres will get a density ‘bonus’ to develop their land at higher density than previously allowed.

Mayor Dave Griffiths said usually corner lots had a house facing one street and a fence facing the other and encouraging the creation of two or more properties with street frontage on corners would create better streetscapes.

He said the City was one of only a few WA local governments to adopt the policy, which linked with its beautification and local housing strategies to create more liveable and sustainable communities.

‘This is a great step forward for local homeowners, particularly those in our older suburbs and a great way to improve an area’s urban design standards,’ he said.

‘New suburbs such as Canning Vale and Southern River already use high densities around community centres.’

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