City of Wanneroo: September council meeting in brief

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

ESTABLISHING a design review panel, an east Wanneroo reference group, IT tenders and petitions were some of the matters covered at the Wanneroo Council’s September meeting.

The council approved a design review policy, part of which included establishing a panel that will guide future development designs.

The panel will include a chairperson and three other members who will meet to consider applications for developments with 10 or more units and provide design advice prior to assessment.

The September 18 council report said each meeting would cost $2593, with three proposals presented at each meeting.

The City would fund one pre-lodgement meeting, then developers would have to pay a $400 fee for additional pre-lodgement meetings.

If it needs to go back to the design review panel following lodgement, the fee will be $864.

East Wanneroo reference group

COUNCILLOR Frank Cvitan is representing the City of Wanneroo in a community reference group for the East Wanneroo District Structure Plan.

The council endorsed his nomination at its September meeting, with Dot Newton nominated as a deputy delegate for the group established by the State Government to facilitate community consultation while preparing the plan.

A council report said the plan was expected to guide future development in east Wanneroo and the reference group would have about 35 members and meet three times.

“The first meeting of the community reference group was held on August 29, and Cr Cvitan attended as elected member representative, prior to a formal nomination being made,” it said.

The report said a second ‘concept definition’ workshop was planned for September 19 and the third would be held after the plan was advertised for public comment to discuss issues raised in submissions.

IT tenders

WANNEROO Council accepted a $1.537 million tender from Zetta for core services such as its perimeter network and internet access, disaster recovery services and off-site back-up.

It also accepted a $344,987 tender from Kinetic IT to provide a security operations centre and associated services at the September 18 council meeting.

Wanneroo Community Centre lease

AVIVO: Live Life Inc has received council approval to lease part of the Wanneroo Community Centre for a year.

The council approve leasing 95sq m of the Civic Drive building to the not-for-profit home care services provider for $7000 at its September meeting.

It also noted administration would work with other interested parties and advertise space on its website with a view to lease remaining vacant portions of the centre.

Bus stop policy adopted

WANNEROO Council adopted its Bus Stop Infrastructure Policy at the September meeting.

The policy will guide provision of bus shelters, paths and other infrastructure that encourages use of public transport and provides safe waiting places for passengers.

According to the council report, the City received no submissions during two rounds of public consultation earlier this year.

Motorsport strategy submission

THE City of Wanneroo called for greater clarity in the WA Motor Sport Strategy on opportunities to extend Wanneroo Raceway facilities north.

In a submission on the strategy, it also asked the State Government to investigate management models other than local government direct management and to revise expectations of local governments given resource constraints.

The strategy said extending Wanneroo Raceway depended on whether plans for Keysbrook, south of Perth, proceeded.

It also said the current loss of motorcycling activities at the Barbagallo facility in Neerabup needed to be addressed in the short term.

Petitions

A 700-signature petition requesting a beach access track in Two Rocks was tabled at the Wanneroo Council’s September meeting.

The petition asked for an access route to be created from Two Rocks Road through Crown Land near Blaxland Avenue.

Another petition opposing the BP fuel station proposal on Newman Road in Yanchep was tabled at the same meeting.

There was also a 94-signature petition requesting that legislation be amended to ban dongas and similar structures such as granny flats and to set a height limit so buildings do not invade neighbours’ clear open space or privacy.

A 98-signature petition from Harbourside Retirement Village residents in Mindarie objected to the 2018-19 rates increase.

A 30-signature petition from Belgrade retirement village residents asked the City to look at altering rails at a path so people could ride gophers through the access way.

An update on a 153-signature petition supporting a proposed child care centre at 10 Harbour Elbow in Banksia Grove said staff would present a report to the council at the next meeting, in October.