Duncraig residents’ petition submitted to address residential density concerns

Residents are concerned about losing trees during development in Duncraig. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468473
Residents are concerned about losing trees during development in Duncraig. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468473

INFILL density concerns continue in Duncraig with the Joondalup council receiving a petition on Tuesday night.

In May, councillors voted to initiate an amendment to the City’s district planning scheme to reduce the density coding of land bounded by Mitchell Freeway and Davallia, Beach and Warwick roads from R20/R40 and R20/R60 to R20/R30.

This was the result of a special meeting of electors in April where Duncraig residents in a housing opportunity area expressed concerns over redevelopment in the suburb stemming from a higher residential density as part of the City’s Local Housing Strategy.

In June, the council voted to submit Amendment 88 to the WA Planning Commission “to advise if any modifications are required to the documents prior to advertising”.

But this amendment did not cover all of the housing opportunity area.

On Tuesday night, the City received a 236-signature petition to include the area west of Davallia Road. The petition will be referred to the chief executive with a future report to be presented to the council for consideration.

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