TOWN of Victoria Park wants more public consultation about retaining green space in Carlisle known as Miller’s Crossing.
The Department of Planning is looking to rezone three lots of parkland to residential as part of a scheme amendment although the council voted not to support the concept in November 2017.
The council voted last night to seek an extension of time from the WA Planning Commission (WAPC) to undertake more public consultation.
During the meeting, several councillors expressed their interest in hearing what the community wanted for the land.
The cost of acquiring the land has been estimated to be between $2.7 million and $2.9 million.
At the May 1 briefing session, Vic Park Trees member Luana Lisandro encouraged the council to purchase the lots and maintain them as green space.
When public consultation took place last year, 96 of the 97 submissions objected to the idea of rezoning the parkland.
Victoria Park chief executive Anthony Vuleta told the Southern Gazette last week that the council would not express a preference until community consultation was completed.
“The Town is relatively confident that the WAPC will grant an extension in order for the Town to conduct community consultation,” he said.
Mr Vuleta said if the WAPC rejected an extension of time then the Commission would need to determine the scheme amendment and advise the Town of its decision.