In a deputation given by George Hajigabriel from Greg Rowe and Associates, representing the owner of Lot 154 Landsdale Road, councillors were encouraged to approve the City administration’s re-wording of the WA Planning Commission’s modification, and introduce design provisions for the commercial zone.
WAPC’s modification of the East Wanneroo Cell 9 ” East Landsdale Local Structure Plan 57 stated parking areas must be on the west side of commercial zoned sites, to minimise radiofrequency noise to Perth International Telecommunications Centre.
Radiofrequency interference could come from remote sensing devices of cars parked at the commercial site.
‘Lot 154 is located south of the telecommunications centre, on the corner of Alexander Drive and Landsdale Road, and at no time has Telstra provided evidence that the antenna situated to the north-east would suffer any sort of radiofrequency interference,’ Mr Hajigabriel said.
He said discussions with officers at the Department of Planning had recognised limited parking would have to be provided along the front of tenancies facing Alexander Drive but the WAPC’s modification offered no flexibility for this.
He said administration’s re-wording of the modification to add ‘where practicable’ to the parking areas being located to the west of commercial sites would alleviate his client’s concerns.
The WAPC also modified the structure plan to include a road connection to Kevo Place, which already exists, rather than a pedestrian access way as included for Grayswood Court, Mossfiel Retreat and Strathpine Chase.
Councillors voted to review the need for a road connection after the land to the east of Lot 48 Gnangara Road is developed.