Mandurah: new plan for historic Sutton’s Farm site


The Sutton’s Farm development and historic buildings.
The Sutton’s Farm development and historic buildings.

A LOCAL development plan for lot 506 Apollo Place, Halls Head (Sutton’s Farm) has been adopted by the City of Mandurah for advertising purposes for 28 days.

The controversial site includes three historic buildings bounded by Apollo Place and Old Coast Road to the east, short-stay accommodation units to the north, a canal to the west and vacant residential lots to the south.

Council officers have prepared a Local Development Plan in consultation with the landowner that, if approved, will provide detailed design guidance and development control provisions for the conservation and re-use of the heritage buildings on site.

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The plan includes preservation of the three historic buildings in a landscaped parkland setting that would be privately owned and managed.

The Norfolk Island pine and olive trees on the northern side of the homestead would be retained.

Cr Fred Reibeling said the development proposal had been through the council many times and in the past had outraged the community.

Cr Reibeling said the vast majority of the community would now be happy with what Sutton’s Farm would look like.