Council wants public feedback on residential precinct around Forrestfield Train Station, High Wycombe

City of Kalamunda is seeking community feedback on the draft Local Structure Plan for the Forrestfield North Residential Precinct. Photo: David Baylis
City of Kalamunda is seeking community feedback on the draft Local Structure Plan for the Forrestfield North Residential Precinct. Photo: David Baylis

THE City of Kalamunda is calling for community feedback on its plan to develop a residential precinct around the Forrestfield Train Station in High Wycombe.

The Forrestfield North Residential Precinct plan was developed following extensive community consultation, including input from nearly 400 residents, and was approved for advertising by Council last month.

The local structure plan will guide development around the new train station currently under construction as part of the Forrestfield Airport Link project.

Mayor John Giardina said, the new station in conjunction with the Forrestfield North development would transform the area into a more connected, vibrant and attractive space in the future.

“We have been working with landowners and community members from the very beginning to ensure that the outcomes we reach are representative of the community’s needs and desires,” he said.

“It is important to remember this is a draft.

“It is another step in the process, with the plan out for public comment for a period of 60 days.

“I encourage landowners and community members to come along to the information sessions and workshops and comment on the draft structure plan.”

Key features of the Forrestfield North Residential Precinct proposal include medium-high density residential zonings from R60 to R100, new road connections, approximately 20 hectares of public open space and drainage reserve, a community hub and primary school.

The plan also proposes retention of land for conservation of the plant Wavy-Leaved Smokebush.

A copy of the draft Local Structure Plan and history of the project is available on the City of Kalamunda’s website engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

The City will be hosting two information sessions at High Wycombe Library on Monday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 23 between from 5.00pm – 6.00pm.

Comments close 5pm Monday, July 2.

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