Burswood: residential development proposal left to lapse at Victoria Park council meeting

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THE Town of Victoria Park allowed for an item about a subdivision in Burswood to lapse at Tuesday’s council meeting.

The application was to subdivide a portion of Lot 9506 Victoria Park Drive into 17 residential lots and a portion of road reserve.

A council officer recommended that the Town inform the WA Planning Commission (WAPC) of its support for the subdivision.

When the motion came to council, no mover or seconder could be found.

Town of Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan said agenda items that do not get a mover or seconder meant not that no councillors found them worthy of opening up for debate.

“I can’t speak for each individual Councillor as to why they didn’t move the item,” he said.

“Council officers have provided the WAPC with a copy of the officer’s recommendation, as well as advice that Council let the item lapse.”

“Council officers are satisfied that the WAPC will consider the conditions put forward in the officer’s recommendation.”

Mr Vaughan said a similar thing happened at the September 2017 ordinary council meeting when councillors resolved to move on to the next item of business.

“Clause 9.6 of the Town of Victoria Park Standing Orders Local Law 2011 states this has the effect that debate on the motion ceases immediately, no decision is made, council moves onto the next item of business and there is no requirement for the matter to be raised again for consideration,” he said.

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