Amendment attracts feedback

The scheme amendment was advertised from October 29 to December 10 with 37 submissions received, of which 29 were from community members with 11 in support, 14 objections and four comments.

It included a recommendation to replace the residential coding of R20 on commercial and mixed-use land more than 1000sq m with R80 to apply across the City except for the Joondalup city centre and replace the R20 coding for lots less than 1000sq m with R40.

Eight submissions objected to this recommendation with concerns of a lack of consultation, information on permitted heights in these areas and the higher density affecting the streetscape amenity.

A council document said the City was finalising the development of new height policies that would be in place before the State Government gazetted the scheme amendment.

They will be advertised for public comment once presented to the council.

The scheme amendment also recommended a review of the City�s height policies to allow additional height on �large parcels of land being developed for aged persons� accommodation such as retirement villages or with a density code of R60 and higher�.

It also recommended reducing the minimum required site to develop five aged or dependent persons� dwellings from 1500sq m at R20 to 1100sq m at R40.

A council document said this would �encourage the amalgamation and development of lots� for this type of housing.

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