Consultation ongoing for Jandabup caravan storage yard

Caravans stored on the property. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Caravans stored on the property. Picture: Martin Kennealey

A PLANNING scheme amendment that would allow a Jandabup resident to continue running a caravan storage yard is out for public consultation.

The City of Wanneroo has invited submissions on the proposed change to allow ‘storage yard’ as an additional use at 90 Rousset Road until June 22.

The change stems from an issue last August when the City told landowners Monty Shipman and Jackie Swailes they were not allowed to use the rural property for storage.

Hundreds of people faced the prospect of having to find alternative sites to store their caravans, camper vans, trailers and boats at short notice, with many unable to keep them at home due to smaller residential block sizes.

The landowners started running the storage business about six years ago and the property was previously used for a plant nursery, but no longer had a water licence to sustain that sort of business.

In February, Wanneroo Council supported a motion by Mayor Tracey Roberts to allow the use with a condition that use would expire within three years of the site being gazetted ‘urban’ under the Metropolitan Region Scheme.

A council report said the proposal anticipated storing a maximum of 400 vehicles on the site at any given time.

Visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au to make a submission.

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