Yanchep: City of Wanneroo invites submissions on rezoning of block formerly home to wastewater treatment plant

There is a proposal to rezone Yanchep’s former wastewater treatment plant for urban development.
There is a proposal to rezone Yanchep’s former wastewater treatment plant for urban development.

CITY of Wanneroo has invited submissions on the proposed rezoning of a Yanchep block that used to have a wastewater treatment plant.

The Water Corporation, which owns the 2473sq m Capilano Avenue property, has applied to change the zoning from public use to urban development.

A report on the amendment to the District Planning Scheme, available on the City’s website, said a Department of Environmental Regulation (DER) accredited auditor had found the site to be “free of contamination”.

“In 2015, the wastewater treatment plant was removed from the subject site and appropriately decommissioned,” the report said.

“Due to the potentially contaminating nature of the previous use of the site, a contaminated sites investigation has been undertaken.

“The DER has recently endorsed the auditor’s report and the site will be reclassified as ‘not contaminated – unrestricted use’.”

According to the report, residential development surrounding the site started after the plant was decommissioned.

“The land immediately surrounding the subject site is predominantly undeveloped or is currently being developed for residential purposes in line with the Yanchep City structure plan,” it said.

“The subject site is considered to be well located, within close proximity to existing and proposed areas of public open space, shopping centres and other facilities and services.

“The proposed zoning will allow for the subject site to be incorporated into the surrounding area (zoned business) by a prospective purchaser.”

The report, written by TPG + Place Match for Water Corporation, said the site was surplus to the utility’s requirements and it would sell it following the rezoning.

The submission period will close on May 16.

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