State Govt orders City of Stirling progress rezoning of Hamersley land

State Govt orders City of Stirling progress rezoning of Hamersley land

A REZONING proposal for Hamersley previously rejected by Stirling council is being progressed by the State Government.

Council refused a 2016 application to rezone lots on the south side of Beach Road from Glendale Avenue to Erindale Road in Hamersley, opposite Warwick shopping centre, from residential R20 to mixed use and residential to allow commercial and residential uses in the one building.

But the Planning Minister ordered the City proceed with the local planning scheme amendment last November because it was “in keeping with the principles for increasing residential densities and intensity of development adjoining activity centres” in line with the Directions 20131 State planning policy.

The amendment proposes specific design requirements including that new buildings one to two storey high have a minimum 6m setback from neighbouring residential properties, buildings above two storeys to have a 9m minimum setback and new development to only be on land that is a minimum of 1500sq m or two amalgamated lots.

The proposal is open for public comment until April 17.

Comments must be lodged in writing to the City of Stirling or via email to stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au.

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