Victoria Park to weigh up more public feedback on Miller’s Crossing rezoning

The Town of Victoria Park will make a decision about conducting more public consultation about Miller’s Crossing.
The Town of Victoria Park will make a decision about conducting more public consultation about Miller’s Crossing.

THE Town of Victoria Park will consider whether more public consultation is needed 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 will vote at a May 8 meeting on whether to seek an extension of time from the WA Planning Commission (WAPC) to undertake more public consultation.

If the council goes ahead with public consultation then it will distribute five options for the land, including doing nothing, acquiring all the lots for public open space, acquiring some of the lots and developing all or some of the land for housing.

The cost of acquiring the land has been estimated to be between $2.7 million and $2.9 million.

At Tuesday’scouncil meeting, 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.

Town of Victoria Park chief executive Anthony Vuleta said 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.

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