Banksia Grove: Housing Authority gets Wanneroo council approval to rezone 8.23ha for urban development

Banksia Grove: Housing Authority gets Wanneroo council approval to rezone 8.23ha for urban development

THE Housing Authority received approval from the Wanneroo Council to rezone almost 8.23ha in Banksia Grove from special residential to urban development.

The council approved the change while considering a November report on four submissions objecting to the proposal that were received during public consultation in 2016.

The report said one of those submissions came from nine residents of the Carramar special rural estate that borders the site.

Their concerns included the loss of native bush and impact of street lights shining onto their properties. The report said the applicant, CLE Town Planning and Design, did a tree survey in September to identify any Carnaby’s black cockatoo habitats and found three significant trees.

“The applicant has advised that these significant trees represent the only suitable black cockatoo potential breeding trees and they will be retained during development,” it said.

To address the street lighting concerns, the report said the City could ask Western Power to install light poles on the western side of the future Moort Rise to minimise light falling onto the Carramar properties. CLE’s proposal for the site owned by the Housing Authority would allow subdivision creating a row of 38 lots backing Pinjar Road.

“There will be no access directly onto Pinjar Road,” planning and sustainability director Mark Dickson said.

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