Former Rosehill Golf Course closer to becoming residential estate

The proposal for the controversial Rosehill Waters Estate development in South Guildford is now closer to becoming a reality.
The proposal for the controversial Rosehill Waters Estate development in South Guildford is now closer to becoming a reality.

THE former Rosehill Golf Course in South Guildford is now one step nearer being redeveloped into a residential estate.

An amendment allowing the 41ha site to be rezoned from ‘rural’ to ‘urban’ was gazetted today.

The issue attracted the ire of surrounding residents, with many strident in their opinion that the land should be preserved as public open space.

More than 200 submissions were received for the scheme amendment.

WA Planning Commission chairman Eric Lumsden said the amendment was the first stage in a lengthy process to redevelop the property.

“This amendment complies with Commission policy and will allow the site to be rezoned for residential purposes under the City of Swan’s local planning scheme,” he said.

The site is now subject to further detailed structure planning.

Early plans for the Rosehill Waters Estate show a mix of housing, with the highest density an R40 residential zoning.

The City can now initiate a change to the local planning scheme to accommodate the amendment, while proponent, Rosehill Waters Estate, will need to submit a structure plan for approval.

Both processes require public consultation.