Residential development plans for Helena Valley Rd now open for public comment


The public notice advertising the development earmarked for Helena Valley Road. Picture: David Baylis d483872
The public notice advertising the development earmarked for Helena Valley Road. Picture: David Baylis d483872

A PLAN to allow more residential development either side of Helena Valley Road is available for public viewing.

Shire of Mundaring invites feedback on Structure Plan 76 (SP76) submitted by consultants working on behalf of several landowners including Middle Swan-based Stefanelli Group, which owns about 3400sq m of the 11ha site.

The four areas zoned for development allow for up to 130 houses and a group dwelling such as an over-55s complex.

Swan chief executive Jonathan Throssell said the Shire understood the land within SP76 was not used previously for landfill.

“Portions of Lots 2 and 3, Helena Valley Road, were formerly used for landfill but not those portions encompassed by the SP76 area,” he said.

“Should any of the SP76 area be determined as contaminated, any works associated with the remediation would be subject to a detailed site investigation and associated management plans reviewed and overseen by an accredited third party auditor.”

About 2ha of public open space around Kadina Brook and about a hectare adjacent to Helena Valley Road would be given up to allow for the 350sq m to 450sq m lots (R20) and 260sq m to 300sq m lots (R30).

Public comment can be made before July 6 via the Shire website under ‘public notices’ or by email to shire@mundaring.wa.gov.au.

Council will make a recommendation to the Western Australian Planning Commission after the submission period closes.

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