Nairn Road project may get green light

Outline of the Nairn Road development plan at Coodanup.
Outline of the Nairn Road development plan at Coodanup.

Last May, the council resolved not to support final approval for the proposal for mainly residential development with low scale tourist and retail uses.

This was based on the applicant’s unsatisfactory climate change risk assessment that did not address the requirements of the WA Planning Commission State Planning Policy 206.

The applicant appealed the decision with the State Administration Tribunal and now proposes construction of a seawall along the eastern boundary of the development .

According to the council, it is the least preferred option when applying coastal hazard risk management but has been carried out in the area to protect existing foreshore reserves and infrastructure.