Wanneroo council approve bus shelter priorities, park upgrade and planning applications at July meeting

A bus shelter on Marmion Avenue. Photo: Bruce Hunt
A bus shelter on Marmion Avenue. Photo: Bruce Hunt

BUS shelters, park upgrades and planning applications were among the reports considered at Wanneroo Council’s July meeting.

The council supported potential bus shelter installations at 13 stops at its July 24 meeting.

A report to the council said it usually cost $11,000 for each bus shelter, and the City had allocated $60,000 for its bus shelter program in 2018-19.

If the Public Transport Authority provides half the funding through its Bus Shelter Grant Scheme, the City will be able to install at least seven shelters this financial year.

It prioritised stops on Marmion Avenue in Quinns Rocks, Two Rocks Road in Yanchep, Kingsway in Madeley, Connolly Drive in Clarkson and Alhambra Parkway in Landsdale.

The list also included Shepperton Drive in Butler, Millendon Street in Carramar, another on Kingsway in Landsdale and Whitsunday Avenue in Ridgewood.

Other potential sites listed were Joondalup Drive in Banksia Grove and two on Butler Boulevard in Butler.

The report said the City would consult with PTA and nearby residents before installing shelters.

Lynton Park upgrades approved

Yanchep’s Lynton Park will undergo a transformation next year after the Wanneroo council endorsed plans for a $302,500 upgrade.

The City expects to start developing the park in May 2019 and finish the project the following month.

The upgrade will include play elements such as a boat rocker, timber stilt steppers, hammock, double gyro spin, crow’s nest climbing frame, drum set, koala spring unit, swings and a playground unit with slide.

Other features will include logs, a bench, grass amphitheatre, limestone seating wall, trees and shade sail.

During public consultation, the City received 40 responses to an online survey sent to 357 residents within 400m, and 38 of those supported the concept plan.

Banksia Grove shopping centre changes approved

Wanneroo council considered two reports relating to access to the Banksia Grove district centre at its July meeting.

One related to amending vehicle access restrictions to the site owned by Coles, and the council agreed to delete a condition, allowing left-in, left-out and right-in turns from Joondalup Drive to remain.

The other related to public consultation on a change to the structure plan, which showed that only left-in, left-out turns should be permitted at that junction, and to allow a drive-through food outlet use on the site.

A council report said the Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel approved plans to allow right turns, requiring that they be reconstructed for left turns only once Golf Links Drive was built.

The City received four submissions during consultation, with one objecting to the change.

The council approved the amendment, provided the drive-through outlet was located on an internal road, not Joondalup Drive or Pinjar Road.

Rezoning application for Landsdale site

The council has recommended the WA Planning Commission approve an application to rezone part of a 3.4ha site in Landsdale from centre zone to mixed use and residential with an R40 density code.

Jordan Ennis Advisory Town Planning lodged the application on behalf of Summerbreeze Developments and Sam and Steven Filippou for 61 Harrogate Vista and 28 Rangeview Road.

During public consultation, the City received eight submissions, six of which objected to the residential density or said they would prefer more shops.