City of Joondalup wants feedback to guide infill development

City of Joondalup wants feedback to guide infill development

THE City of Joondalup wants members of the community to have their say on infill development.

The development stems from a State Government strategy that aims to accommodate 47 per cent of all new dwellings as infill development, with targets set for each local government.

The City started developing its Local Housing Strategy in 2010 by identifying 10 suitable areas for higher density – known as Housing Opportunity Areas (HOAs) – that are close to train stations, high frequency bus routes and shopping and activity centres.

Since early 2016, these areas have had the ability to be redeveloped in line with the higher densities allocated in the strategy.

However, some residents are concerned about the developments being proposed and have called on the City to review how infill development is managed.

In July, the council appointed external consultants from Taylor Burrell Barnett to review the City’s HOAs and to develop a new planning framework to guide infill development.

This review includes an online survey, which is available now at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au/HOA until Monday, October 29 or by emailing HOAPlanningFramework@joondalup.wa.gov.au or calling 9400 4019 for a hard copy.

Community members are also encouraged to attend one of five pop-up forums where project team members will be on hand to hear the key issues and opportunities.

There is also a dedicated HOA page on the City’s website with more information and frequently asked questions.

“The City recognises there is a high level of community interest in the HOAs and the review of these areas will assist in determining how to establish better planning conditions and controls to support high quality development in the identified areas,” Mayor Albert Jacob said.

He said feedback from the survey and forums would be analysed by the consultants, who would then provide an independent report with recommendations to the City on the formation of a planning framework.

Pop-up forums

October 17: Kingsley Memorial Clubrooms – 9.30am to 1.30pm

October 18: Emerald Park Clubrooms, Edgewater – 5.30pm to 8.30pm

October 20: Joondalup Civic Centre – 9.30am to 1.30pm

October 23: Fleur Freame Pavilion, Padbury – 9.30am to 1.30pm

October 24: Dorchester Hall, Warwick – 5.30pm to 8.30pm