TWO State Government departments have given their support to changing the City of Joondalup’s district boundary as part of the Ocean Reef Marina project.
In August, the Joondalup Council approved the proposal to change the boundary “at the existing Ocean Reef Boat Harbour to include the proposed Ocean Reef Marina development” and to seek feedback from the Parks and Wildlife and Transport departments.
In September, both departments indicated in-principle support but suggested the outcome of the current planning and environmental assessments of the Ocean Reef Marina could influence the location of the amended boundary.
“The excision of the development from the Marmion Marine Park and the location of the amended marine park boundary may also affect the location of the City’s district boundary,” last month’s council document said.
“It is considered appropriate that a submission to the Local Government Advisory Board for an amendment to the City’s district boundary not be made until there is more clarity on the exact location of the amended boundary, which will occur following finalisation of the Public Environmental Review and Metropolitan Region Scheme amendment processes.”
At the meeting, councillors requested the chief executive liaise with the Parks and Wildlife and Transport departments to determine the preferred location of the amended district boundary following the outcome of the assessments.
It also asked for a report to determine a submission to the Local Government Advisory Board.
The City is currently preparing a structure plan for the Ocean Reef Marina based on a concept plan.
For this plan to be formally considered and adopted by the council and the WA Planning Commission, the area of the structure plan must be within the City’s district boundary.