TOWN of Victoria Park is opposing a move from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage to rezone four parcels of land on the border of East Victoria Park and Carlisle known as Millers Crossing.
The council voted on November 14 to not support the department and keep the area as green space as part of Amendment 56.
All councillors voted unanimously with Cr Brian Oliver requesting that chief executive Anthony Vuleta contact relevant MPs to let them know the council’s decision.
During a community consultation period in August and September, 97 submissions were received, with 96 objecting to the amendment.
The land is owned by the department and was set aside to be used in the construction of the bridge over the rail line before it was made into parkland.
The council made a decision in 2012 to resolve Amendment 56, which would have classed the land as parks and recreation.
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage asked for more justification for the amendment in 2013, which the Town provided.
The WA Planning Commission (WAPC) asked the council in May 2017 to modify the amendment to classify the land as residential.
WAPC will make a final decision about the zoning of the land.