THE City of Wanneroo has welcomed the rezoning of more than 2200ha in east Wanneroo, which it says will bring certainty for landowners.
The State Government yesterday announced the rezoning from rural to urban deferred under the Metropolitan Region Scheme had taken effect.
The process started more than a decade ago and will allow future urban development to occur in the area, which is identified for urban expansion in the State Government’s North-West Sub-Regional Planning Framework.
The rezoning will enable further district level planning to progress, and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is preparing a district structure plan for the area, with a draft expected to go out for public comment early next year.
Mayor Tracey Roberts said the amendment would bring certainty to many landowners and residents in east Wanneroo, and the City would now work with the department for the benefit of its growing community.
“Many east Wanneroo landowners have been awaiting the new district structure plan, which will consider important matters such as the environment, roads, railways, schools, traffic and water,” she said.
“This will allow more detailed planning, such as local structure planning, to be done.”