Zoning change paves way to boom in investment

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the amendment would make the suburb more attractive to investors.

“New investment will build on the momentum already underway in Willagee, with the suburb proudly boasting a new nature play park, significant medical centre and other new businesses that are already starting to transform the area,” he said.

The amendment comes in the wake of the Willagee Structure Plan, which received commendation in 2013 from the Planning Institute of Australia for its community engagement and map-rich, user-friendly format.

“The City listened carefully to the local community,” Cr Aubrey said.

“The significance of this amendment means we expect proposals for quality new houses and townhouses that will be designed to fit in with the surroundings and character of the area.

“We’ve also made sure that bigger buildings will be where they belong, in the activity centres next to major roads, and strategically-located apartments will help first-home buyers and downsizers find something affordable to suit their needs.