Petition against shire development

Concerned residents at the proposed development site.
Concerned residents at the proposed development site.

The petition against the Lot 1854 Beacon Road and Lot 1915 Roland Road Local Subdivision and Infrastructure Plan (LISP) will be submitted to the Shire of Mundaring council meeting on Tuesday.

The project would involve the creation of 58 individual lots and the ceding of a foreshore reserve and public open space.

Parkerville resident Angie Zorn said the development would be detrimental for the red-tailed and black-tailed cockatoos that nest in the area.

But Shire of Mun-daring chief executive Jonathan Throssell said the residential zoned portion of the area was mostly cleared with limited ecological value.

‘It is understood that the proponent has fulfilled obligations under Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and referred the LSIP to the Federal Government’s environment agency,’ Mr Throssell said.

‘It was determined by that agency that the LSIP does not require further assessment.’

Ms Zorn said she hoped the council would take the petition seriously.

‘They need to review their documentation on the cockatoos. I have videos and photos of the cockatoos using the area,’ Ms Zorn said.

At a meeting on the proposal earlier this year, residents raised concerns about traffic, pressures on facilities and amenities, fire management, sewerage concerns, large vehicle movement during construction, disruption to wildlife habitats and drainage.

‘The shire has requested minor modifications to the LSIP to respond to concerns relating to infrastructure and bushfire management,’ Mr Throssell said.

‘Details regarding on-site effluent disposal will be dealt with in the later stages of planning. Following the consideration of submissions, the Shire endorsed and forwarded the LSIP to WA Planning Commission for final determination.’