Chidlow development zone plan rejected by Mundaring council

Chidlow development zone plan rejected by Mundaring council

COUNCILLORS voted unanimously against an application to allow rural small holdings in Chidlow to be rezoned to a development zone.

The Shire of Mundaring received 19 objections and 35 submissions against the proposal presented by Burgess Design Group, to amend the Local Planning Scheme at lots 5 to 8 in Douglas Road and lots 123 and 1502 Thomas Street.

Those to object to their neighbour’s application included three out of five nearby landowners.

Farmer Rod Mitchell said he was pleased with the outcome, but surprised councillors were unable to visit his property and others to inspect the potential for waterway pollution from any future development to Lake Leschenaultia.

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Shire officers who visited the site noted large areas on the western side likely to pose development challenges.

The Shire received 16 no objections/no responses to the proposal.

Chidlow Cr John Daw moved the recommendation to refuse the rezone, seconded by Wooroloo Cr Stephen Fox.