Revised plan for East Green out for public comment

The former East Greenwood Primary School site in 2017.
The former East Greenwood Primary School site in 2017.

A DRAFT revised plan to guide the development of the East Green project is out for community comment.

The current Greenwood Local Development Plan for the housing project at 63 Mulligan Drive, Greenwood – the site of the old East Greenwood Primary School – was approved in October 2016.

At the time, the $51 million three-storey development was going create 138 homes by its completion in 2020.

Sales for the development were launched two years ago following a ceremonial sod turning in December 2016.

Now the City of Joondalup has received a draft revised local development plan prepared by planning consultants Roberts Day on behalf of the development partners Frasers Property Australia and the Department of Communities.

According to the City’s website, the applicant has advised that because of current market conditions as well as feedback from potential customers, a revised subdivision proposal has been submitted to the WA Planning Commission to modify the lot layout, requiring the local development plan to be revised.

Changes include reducing the three-storey multiple dwelling sites from two sites to one, allowing two-storey terrace-style housing on the lots surrounding the public open space, single-storey housing to be built up to both side boundaries for lots fronting the external streets and granny flats above garages for lots designed for two-storey development and minor modifications to the lot layout and sizes to align with the current subdivision application.

It also requests to reduce the street setback for lots with a tree protection zone from 4m to 3m and reducing the tree protection zone from 12m to 9-11m.

Submissions can be made via info@joondalup.wa.gov.au or PO Box 21, Joondalup WA 6919 by October 17.

City officers will then prepare a report for the council to consider.

Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski said she was “very glad” to see developers had started “listening to the local community about what kind of development is suitable for the area”.

“But it’s up to residents to decide for themselves whether these revised plans address all their concerns,” she said.

“I encourage everyone to examine and comment on the plans currently before the City of Joondalup.”

“I hope this is the start of a brighter future for the East Green development. Some locals have been living next to a giant sandpit for far too long.”

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