Rosehill Waters plan in South Guildford draws mixed feedback

The structure plan for the Rosehill Waters development in South Guildford.
The site of the former Rosehill Golf Course. d439529
The structure plan for the Rosehill Waters development in South Guildford. The site of the former Rosehill Golf Course. d439529

ROSEHILL Waters has released its structure plan for public consultation and if the approvals process is smooth, the South Guildford development could be under construction by July.

The structure plan shows that the north-west edge of the development – the part closest to the airport’s flight path – will be reserved for public open space and retail outlets.

The South Guildford development at the former Rosehill Golf Course site will comprise 616 homes, most of which will be single storey.

Existing homeowners abutting the former golf course, such as those on Januk Turn, will be partially compensated for their loss of view with 10m high vegetation screening.

The structure plan also proposes to provide improved pedestrian links to the currently underutilised Helena River foreshore.

Noahs Rosehill Waters general manager Sandra Klarich said she received a lot of positive feedback at community information sessions last week.

She said construction was on track to start in July for groundworks and the first settlements would likely be available in March next year.

Meanwhile, Perth Airport has reiterated its concerns over the development following the release of the subdivision’s structure plan for public comment. The airport has consistently voiced strong objection to the proposed development because the area will be heavily affected by aircraft noise.

In a submission to the structure plan, Perth Airport objected to the 1700 extra residents that would be placed under the flight path.

More than 100 flights a day will go overhead, with at least 65 decibels of noise reaching the land below.

The western most edge of the 50ha development is just 30m away from the flight path of the main runway, but is reserved for public open space and non-residential buildings.

Another runway is planned within the next decade.

This will create a flight path 600m away from the eastern edge of the Rosehill Waters subdivision, enclosing it within two major noise corridors.

Given the noise exposure, Perth Airport’s submission states the wording around insulation requirements was not strong enough.

The structure plan shows all residential development within the subdivision will include Australian Standard noise mitigation measures.

The submission period for the structure plan closes on February 9 and can be addressed to Rebecca Brockman, City of Swan, PO Box 196, Midland WA 6936, quoting reference number SP003-15.