City of Joondalup seeks feedback on proposed rezoning in Pabdury

Picture: Martin Kennealey d466938
Picture: Martin Kennealey d466938

THE City of Joondalup is seeking feedback on the proposed rezoning of land in Padbury.

Councillors voted earlier this year to advertise a scheme amendment that would rezone 12 Blackwattle Parade from civic and cultural to commercial and to remove its current residential density code of R20/40.

A council document said the commercial zoning would be “consistent and compatible with the zonings of the adjoining commercial sites”.

“Given the size and location of the site, it is suitable for accommodating commercial development,” it said.

“The site is currently vacant and has been identified as not being required for a community purpose facility.

“The rezoning will provide the opportunity for the land to be developed to accommodate businesses or housing, which will provide for the needs of the local community.”

The commercial zone could include land uses such as aged or dependent persons dwellings, bulky goods showrooms, consulting rooms, educational establishment, shop, medical centre, place of worship and restaurant.

Removing the residential density code will allow the site to be developed at R80, which is placed on commercial sites larger than 1000sq m.

The amendment will be advertised until July 20, with another report to be presented to the council.

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