Wanneroo Council to evaluate potential urban development at Yanchep wastewater treatment plant


The former wastewater treatment plant site is within Vertex estate.
The former wastewater treatment plant site is within Vertex estate.

A PROPOSAL to rezone the site of Yanchep’s former wastewater treatment plant for urban development is on this month’s Wanneroo City Council agenda.

The February 7 agenda includes a report on TPG Town Planning and Urban Design’s request to rezone the 2473.5sq m Capilano Avenue property, owned by the Water Corporation, from public use to urban development.

“The wastewater treatment plant was decommissioned in 2015 and the WA Planning Commission has approved a number of subdivisions within the buffer zone,” the report said.

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“The subject site is no longer required to be reserved for public purpose (and) is also not |required for other reserve purposes, including parks and recreation.

“The applicant has advised that it is the intention of the Water Corporation to dispose of the subject site following the scheme amendment |approval.”

If approved as recommended, the City would advertise a 42-day public consultation period for the amendment to the district planning scheme, subject to the Environment Protection Authority’s approval. The report said no development could occur there until a structure plan was prepared and adopted, which would be the buyer’s responsibility.

The site is within Vertex estate, north of Yanchep Beach Road near Spinnaker Boulevard.