STIRLING Council decisions made in August:
· Four Scarborough lots are being rezoned from civic to residential R30.The City of Stirling-owned lots at 6 to 12 Bazaar Terrace will be able to accommodate two homes each.Council also approved a scheme amendment to rezone 31 Edale Way in Westminster from civic to R40, which would allow up to 10 homes to be built on the site.
· Councillors adopted a policy requiring developers to provide public art on private land.It applies to developments that cost $2 million and above, with a minimum contribution value of 1 per cent.Exceptions include single houses and grouped dwellings, multiple dwellings in R40 or below zones and developments in industry zones.
· Council has requested Main Roads change its plans to upgrade the Wanneroo Road and Morley Drive intersection.Main Roads proposed to widen lanes approaching Morley Drive to create an additional bus bypass lane that also allows left turning traffic and provide an additional turning lane on to Wanneroo Road without bus priority.But the City preferred a bus lane for both roads and will meet with the Transport Minister to outline its position.
· Dadirri Early Learning Centre has been granted a 20-year lease for a Hamersley property.The Glendale Avenue site was previously used by the Department of Education and will garner about $2.3 million for the City.The centre will lease the property for about $104,000 per annum for an initial 10-year term, with options for two further five-year terms.
· The City has donated $10,000 for to help drought-affected farmers in the Eastern States.Councillors unanimously supported Cr Adam’s Spagnolo’s motion to provide the one-off donation to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal.