Ascot kilns redevelopment step closer to reality


The public will soon have their say on draft redevelopment plans for the Ascot kilns. Picture: David Baylis
The public will soon have their say on draft redevelopment plans for the Ascot kilns. Picture: David Baylis

THE Ascot kilns redevelopment inched closer to reality with the submission of the local development plan and design guidelines to the City of Belmont.

The WA Planning Commission and Planning Minister Donna Faragher endorsed the draft development plan, three months after its original due date.

Member for Belmont Glenys Godfrey questioned the reason for the delay when raising the issue during parliamentary question time on November 17.

“Considering that the community was previously told that the plan would go to public consultation around mid-2016, I am disappointed that this process is taking so long and seems to have been relegated to a lower priority by the Department of Planning and the WA Planning Commission,” Mrs Godfrey said.

“It is very important to me that all residents have their views heard and considered when it comes to finalising the plan for the site.”

Ms Faragher said the plan provided guidance on the interpretation and management of the site’s distinctive heritage elements, as well as looking at how the kilns could be integrated with future developments.

“This plan will celebrate the importance of the site’s history and character by ensuring the integration of the heritage-listed kilns and chimney stacks into future development,” she said.

City of Belmont Mayor Phil Marks said Belmont council looked forward to receiving feedback from the community.

The draft plans will be available for public comment from December 13 to February 6.