Duncraig residents to be given chance to have their say on density issue

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RESIDENTS of Duncraig and the wider community are being encouraged to have their say on a proposal to reduce residential density in part of the suburb.

This section is bound by Mitchell Freeway to the east, Warwick Road to the north, Beach Road to the south and Sequoia Road, Telopia Drive, Autumn Court, Buckthorn Way and Greenlaw Street to the west.

Under the City of Joondalup’s Local Housing Strategy, this makes up part of Housing Opportunity Area 1 and has a residential density code of R20/40 and R20/60.

Following a request made by some Duncraig residents and Carine MLA Tony Krsticevic, the Joondalup council voted in June to initiate Amendment 88 to reduce the zoning in this part of the housing opportunity area up to Davallia Road to the west and then voted in December to initiate Amendment 90 to reduce the rest of this area west of Davallia Road.

The amendments to the City’s planning scheme seek to reduce the residential density code of every property in Housing Opportunity Area 1 west of Mitchell Freeway, with the exception of Carine Glades Shopping Centre, to R20/30.

Community consultation will run for 60 days, starting today and ending April 23.

This will include information and a survey mailed to all landowners and residents in the amendment areas, advertisements, social media posts and information on the City’s website.

After consultation ends, the City will prepare a report for the council on the submissions.

The council will then decide to either support the amendments with or without modification, or not support them.

This decision will be sent to the WA Planning Commission, which will make a recommendation to the Planning Minister.

The minister can either grant final approval or refuse the scheme amendments.

To provide feedback, complete the form via the Community Engagement section at www.joondalup.wa.gov.au or contact the City on 9400 4100 or info@joondalup.wa.gov.au to request a hard copy form.