Rise discontent on the rise

Wayne Monks from the Western Region Environmental Network (WREN) attended the meeting and said many of the residents there voiced their frustration at the way construction was conducted.

‘Most of the residents were appalled by the apparent lack of full disclosure and transparency by Cedar Woods,’ Mr Monks said.

‘The mood among most of the residents there was annoyance and frustration at the height of retaining walls, lack of terracing, height of buildings blocking out views from residents along Emerald Way and the loss of native trees.’

Mr Monks said Cedar Woods made a presentation to the community members on the process and community consultation that was undertaken.

He said members were concerned about future changes to height under the residential design codes.

Western Australian Director of Cedar Woods Stuart Duplock said the meeting was private.

‘It was a private meeting to update adjoining residents on the status of the development which is all going very well. We see no need to add further comment,’ Mr Duplock said.

Carine MLA Tony Krsticevic, who allowed his offices to be used for the talks, said the meeting was positive and provided answers to his constituents.

‘Residents were assured that once buildings were completed and landscaping went in, the visual appeal of the new development would come into its own,’ Mr Krsticevic said.

‘While some concerns may remain, I think that people left with a much better understanding of the project and its benefits to the community,’ he said.

The Stirling Times requested to attend the meeting at Mr Krsticevic’s office. But Mr Duplock from Cedar Woods informed the Times that it was a private meeting.