City weighs development opportunities in Leeming

Research has been approved for development opportunities at Melville Glades Golf Course.
Research has been approved for development opportunities at Melville Glades Golf Course.

An opportunities plan was presented to council for consideration by consultant Andrew Smith, outlining ways the former landfill site and golf course could be rehabilitated for residential development and public access.

The two recreational reserves are owned by the State Government and leased by the City of Melville, and part of the plan involves transferring ownership to the City.

Mr Smith said it was still to be determined which areas of the former landfill site were suitable to be rehabilitated for residential development.

The meeting was well attended by Leeming residents, with 31 pre-lodged questions coming from the gallery and councillors were also outspoken on the matter, with debate on the item lasting more than two hours.

The motion to allow further research and analysis of the project was carried eight votes to four.

The opportunities plan can be seen online here or at the planning counter at the City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon.