Bayswater council puts off tender for structure plan until WAPC concerns addressed

Bayswater council puts off tender for structure plan until WAPC concerns addressed

CITY of Bayswater council put off awarding a tender for the Bayswater Structure Plan after residents raised concerns the WA Planning Commission (WAPC) had not ticked off on the document.

At a council meeting on Tuesday night, a group of residents and Maylands MLA Lisa Baker said they were concerned the structure plan did not meet WAPC requirements.

Behind closed doors, council deferred the tender evaluation for two weeks until the commission approved the document.

The $120,000 structure plan will aim to guide future development in the Bayswater town site.

Resident Phil Slater said the document needed to be “high quality and compliant”.

Mayor Barry McKenna said while the City had been in “lock-step” with the Department of Planning during the plan’s development, they would now seek a letter of approval from the WAPC.

“Hopefully by delaying for two weeks, I think that will alleviate (residents’) concerns,” he said.

“When we do the assessment the ratepayers can be confident this going to achieve what we want.”