THE City of Joondalup is seeking external consultants to help with its work into the ongoing density and infill development issues.
The “complex body of work” aims to look at a new approach to deal with density in the City’s 10 housing opportunity areas, with the tender specifying the need for a community engagement expert who will consult with residents and ratepayers in these areas to help inform the new strategy.
“It’s important to find a solution through the consultancy work that addresses the concerns of residents living in the housing opportunity areas and still meets the State Government’s aims and objectives in relation to infill development,” planning and community development director Dale Page said.
“It’s also important to make sure the scope of the consultancy has the support from the State Government to prevent delays and resistance down the track.”
Ms Page said the tender would close on June 6 and included about 23 weeks to develop a strategy and conduct early community consultation.
At the end of the 23 weeks, the City would conduct more consultation on the strategy they developed before council makes a final decision.