City of Wanneroo: June council meeting summary

The City of Wanneroo's civic centre.
The City of Wanneroo's civic centre.

A MULTI-DWELLING development, policies, donations and an inclusion plan were among reports considered by the Wanneroo Council recently.

At its June 26 meeting, the council refused an application for a double storey, nine-unit development at 50A Frederick Street in Wanneroo.

“The design of the building was totally inappropriate for the area,” Councillor Dot Newton said.

The council decided that the plans did not satisfy design criteria under State Planning Policy 7.3 Design of the Built Environment or the City’s draft apartment design policy.

The City received 10 submissions and a 114-signature petition objecting to the original proposal for 10 units on the 1158sq m block during the first round of public consultation in mid-2017.

The applicant revised the plans to a proposed nine units, which were readvertised in late 2017 and attracted five submissions objecting to the development.

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WALGA waste policy review

WANNEROO councillors endorsed the WA Local Government Association’s waste policy statement, which calls for the waste levy to be spent on waste management initiatives.

WALGA said currently the State Government only allocated 25 per cent of funds collected through the levy to the waste avoidance and resource recovery account.

It said that funding should be used as an incentive to encourage initiatives that divert waste from landfill.

Access and Inclusion Plan

IMPROVING access to services, events, facilities and employment are priorities in the City of Wanneroo’s Access and Inclusion Plan.

The council endorsed the plan for 2018-19 to 2021-22 at its June 26 meeting, with a report highlighting achievements of the previous three-year plan.

Those included a welcome day for refugees with neighbouring cities, developing a multicultural advisory group, working with Sense Australia to make the Kingsway dinosaur park more accessible and reintroducing the wheelchair at Quinns Beach.

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Sponsorships and donations

THE Vietnamese Community in Australia WA Chapter, judo teams and baseball players received funding support from the City of Wanneroo recently.

The council approved a $1809.60 fee waiver for the Vietnamese group’s use of Koondoola Hall for a national conference at its June 26 meeting.

It approved $800 sponsorship to Judo WA for seven team members competing in the National Judo Championship in Queensland last month.

Councillors also supported a $600 sponsorship for three Perth Metro North Charter Intermediate League members playing at the baseball championships in New South Wales in May.

Asset management

THE Wanneroo Council adopted a new Assets Management Policy and strategy at its June 26 meeting.

The policy will guide provision of assets to meet current and future needs of the City’s residents in the most economical way.

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