City of Swan urges residents to comment on draft Malaga Local Area Plan

Bunnings Malaga is one of the largest warehouses on Marshall Road. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Bunnings Malaga is one of the largest warehouses on Marshall Road. Picture: Martin Kennealey

THE City of Swan is encouraging residents and businesses to comment on the draft Malaga local area plan which will help set the industrial area’s future.

Malaga has more than 3000 businesses with a workforce of about 15,500 people.

City officers have developed a background report identifying the key themes and issues affecting Malaga.

Online submissions close on October 22.

Comments received will be considered for inclusion in the final draft document and presented to the council.

The plan will consider the economic development, social landscape, natural and built environment in Malaga.

Some of the main issues include illegal land uses by businesses and owners, increased levels of toxins in water catchments, ensuring heritage aspects of Malaga are protected and maintained and street parking habits.

Mayor David Lucas urged all residents to get involved.

“Local area planning is crucial to the future development of the City of Swan and involves community members working closely with the City to identify specific issues affecting their community,” he said.

“Malaga has a very important role as a key employment area for the City of Swan and entire northeast region of Perth, therefore it’s important we get the direction of future planning for this area right.”

For information, visit https://www.swan.wa.gov.au/News-Media/2018/Have-your-say/Have-Your-Say-Malaga-Local-Area-Plan.

Contact Sam Gebremaskel at LocalAreaPlanning@swan.wa.gov.au or call 9278 9638.